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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means no pain at all and 10 means the worst pain you can imagine, how severe has your pain usually been over the past 3 months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Mild pain Moderate pain Severe pain
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,178 546 47.5 43.8-51.2 268 22.0 19.2-25.1 364 30.5 27.1-34.1
-Piedmont NC 440 210 49.3 43.7-54.9 102 21.9 17.8-26.6 128 28.8 23.9-34.2
GENDER
Male 165 82 53.6 44.6-62.3 38 20.4 14.5-28.0 45 26.0 18.7-34.9
Female 275 128 46.8 39.8-54.0 64 22.7 17.6-28.9 83 30.4 24.2-37.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 302 162 53.9 47.2-60.5 72 22.5 17.6-28.2 68 23.6 18.1-30.2
Non-Hispanic Black 93 *** *** *** 20 18.6 11.4-28.9 *** *** ***
Other 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 86 *** *** *** 20 21.6 13.7-32.5 25 25.4 16.7-36.5
55-64 103 *** *** *** 26 19.8 13.1-28.8 *** *** ***
65-74 108 *** *** *** 22 18.1 11.3-27.8 *** *** ***
75+ 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 123 *** *** *** 29 22.2 14.9-31.7 46 35.0 25.9-45.5
Some Post-H.S. 148 75 54.9 45.4-64.0 34 21.4 15.0-29.7 39 23.7 16.6-32.6
College Graduate 118 73 64.7 54.6-73.7 27 23.7 16.1-33.4 18 11.5 6.7-19.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 73 *** *** *** 20 20.6 12.6-31.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 91 *** *** *** 18 19.2 11.8-29.7 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 241 91 38.9 31.7-46.5 63 25.5 19.7-32.5 87 35.6 28.6-43.2
No 198 119 61.4 53.1-69.2 39 17.9 12.8-24.4 40 20.7 14.5-28.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 385 186 49.7 43.8-55.6 90 21.6 17.4-26.6 109 28.7 23.5-34.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 182 94 51.8 42.8-60.6 34 15.4 10.6-21.8 54 32.8 24.7-42.2
Regional City or Suburban County 131 59 45.8 36.1-55.9 32 25.5 17.8-35.1 40 28.7 20.3-38.9
Rural 127 57 50.2 40.0-60.3 36 26.3 18.7-35.6 34 23.6 16.2-32.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 178 97 57.3 48.9-65.2 43 22.6 16.6-30.0 38 20.1 14.3-27.5
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 137 *** *** *** 25 19.4 12.4-29.0 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 189 117 63.2 54.6-71.0 38 19.2 13.6-26.4 34 17.6 11.8-25.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 225 98 45.5 37.9-53.3 56 23.5 17.7-30.4 71 31.1 24.3-38.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 178 96 54.7 45.9-63.3 34 17.7 12.4-24.7 48 27.5 20.1-36.5

Back to Chronic Pain.

*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.
**A respondent answering with a response less than or equal to 5 is classified as mild pain, 6-7 as moderate pain, and a response greater than or equal to 8 as severe pain.

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 respondentís 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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