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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) A prescription narcotic pain reliever like Percocet or Vicodin?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 948 201 20.9 17.8-24.3 747 79.1 75.7-82.2
-Piedmont NC 353 75 18.8 14.6-23.9 278 81.2 76.1-85.4
GENDER
Male 123 27 18.1 11.9-26.5 96 81.9 73.5-88.1
Female 230 48 19.1 13.9-25.8 182 80.9 74.2-86.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 247 57 19.9 14.9-26.2 190 80.1 73.8-85.1
Non-Hispanic Black 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 90 19 17.4 10.6-27.4 71 82.6 72.6-89.4
65-74 93 20 16.7 9.9-26.8 73 83.3 73.2-90.1
75+ 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 94 20 16.9 10.0-27.2 74 83.1 72.8-90.0
Some Post-H.S. 123 29 18.6 12.3-27.2 94 81.4 72.8-87.7
College Graduate 99 18 19.3 11.6-30.4 81 80.7 69.6-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 78 16 17.1 10.0-27.8 62 82.9 72.2-90.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 192 53 25.8 19.2-33.8 139 74.2 66.2-80.8
No 160 22 10.8 6.8-16.8 138 89.2 83.2-93.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 312 65 19.0 14.5-24.4 247 81.0 75.6-85.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 151 27 15.4 9.9-23.2 124 84.6 76.8-90.1
Regional City or Suburban County 104 18 18.6 11.4-29.0 86 81.4 71.0-88.6
Rural 98 30 23.6 15.7-34.0 68 76.4 66.0-84.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 141 15 9.1 5.1-15.8 126 90.9 84.2-94.9
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 111 27 20.1 12.8-30.0 84 79.9 70.0-87.2
Unable to Work 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 69 14 17.3 9.4-29.7 55 82.7 70.3-90.6
151% to 200% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 157 33 18.2 12.5-25.8 124 81.8 74.2-87.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 183 41 19.4 13.7-26.7 142 80.6 73.3-86.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 143 26 17.8 11.5-26.3 117 82.2 73.7-88.5

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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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