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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) Over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or aspirin.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 960 652 70.7 67.0-74.2 308 29.3 25.8-33.0
-Piedmont NC 361 252 71.3 65.5-76.4 109 28.7 23.6-34.5
GENDER
Male 128 85 68.9 58.5-77.6 43 31.1 22.4-41.5
Female 233 167 72.6 65.5-78.7 66 27.4 21.3-34.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 250 173 70.8 63.8-77.0 77 29.2 23.0-36.2
Non-Hispanic Black 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 96 *** *** *** 28 26.1 17.0-37.9
75+ 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 124 90 76.8 67.5-84.0 34 23.2 16.0-32.5
College Graduate 101 *** *** *** 29 29.3 20.0-40.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 200 132 67.7 59.5-74.9 68 32.3 25.1-40.5
No 160 119 75.4 66.9-82.3 41 24.6 17.7-33.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 317 220 70.3 64.1-75.9 97 29.7 24.1-35.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 154 107 71.0 62.0-78.7 47 29.0 21.3-38.0
Regional City or Suburban County 105 79 76.9 66.3-84.9 26 23.1 15.1-33.7
Rural 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 141 105 74.1 65.0-81.4 36 25.9 18.6-35.0
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 115 79 71.3 60.5-80.2 36 28.7 19.8-39.5
Unable to Work 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 159 116 73.9 65.2-81.0 43 26.1 19.0-34.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 185 139 75.5 67.4-82.1 46 24.5 17.9-32.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 148 95 68.2 59.1-76.2 53 31.8 23.8-40.9

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*Asked of respondents that stated they were doing something to cope with their Chronic 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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