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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

About how often to you experience this pain? Would you say…*

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  Total
Respond.^
Its constant, always there At least once a day At least once a week Less Often**
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,161 594 49.1 45.4-52.8 320 28.0 24.7-31.5 153 13.8 11.5-16.6 94 9.1 7.2-11.5
-Piedmont NC 431 200 44.5 39.0-50.1 130 30.6 25.5-36.1 55 14.7 11.1-19.3 46 10.2 7.4-14.0
GENDER
Male 164 75 44.7 35.9-53.8 52 29.7 22.3-38.3 23 15.4 9.9-23.0 14 10.3 5.9-17.5
Female 267 125 44.3 37.5-51.4 78 31.1 24.6-38.4 32 14.4 10.0-20.4 32 10.2 6.8-14.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 297 136 44.7 38.1-51.4 98 32.1 26.0-38.7 38 14.5 10.3-19.9 25 8.8 5.7-13.3
Non-Hispanic Black 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 14.5 8.3-24.0
Other 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.5 7.6-22.8 *** *** ***
55-64 101 *** *** *** 28 26.3 17.7-37.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 *** *** *** 34 25.5 17.6-35.4 17 17.8 10.7-28.3 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 145 74 48.0 38.6-57.5 39 30.9 22.3-41.0 15 10.6 6.3-17.4 17 10.5 6.2-17.2
College Graduate 115 38 31.9 23.3-42.1 46 38.2 28.8-48.7 18 19.4 12.1-29.6 13 10.4 5.7-18.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 89 24 26.7 17.8-37.9 *** *** *** 17 19.5 12.1-30.1 14 16.4 9.6-26.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 235 135 57.0 49.2-64.4 65 25.6 19.5-32.8 19 11.2 6.9-17.6 16 6.3 3.6-10.5
No 195 65 30.8 24.0-38.6 65 36.2 28.5-44.7 36 18.8 13.3-25.8 29 14.2 9.4-20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 375 170 43.0 37.3-48.9 115 31.7 26.2-37.7 50 15.2 11.4-20.1 40 10.1 7.1-14.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 180 74 40.3 31.9-49.2 64 37.0 28.7-46.1 20 11.5 7.2-17.9 22 11.3 7.0-17.6
Regional City or Suburban County 129 55 42.6 33.0-52.7 40 28.8 20.2-39.3 20 17.7 11.4-26.5 14 10.9 6.1-18.8
Rural 122 71 52.3 42.0-62.5 26 24.0 16.0-34.3 15 15.6 8.8-26.1 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 176 60 32.2 25.0-40.3 58 33.5 25.9-42.1 33 20.2 14.3-27.8 25 14.1 9.3-20.8
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 12.2 6.7-21.2
Unable to Work 82 *** *** *** 18 18.4 10.7-29.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 186 69 36.7 28.9-45.2 61 32.0 24.4-40.7 34 20.4 14.4-28.0 22 11.0 6.9-17.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 222 107 45.0 37.5-52.7 70 34.0 26.8-42.0 22 12.5 7.9-19.1 23 8.6 5.3-13.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 174 73 42.5 34.0-51.5 55 29.3 21.8-38.3 26 16.3 11.1-23.4 20 11.8 7.3-18.5

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*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.
**Includes the responses of 'At least once per month' and 'less often' combined.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondent’s county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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