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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) Some other prescription drug?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 952 344 37.0 33.0-41.2 608 63.0 58.8-67.0
-Piedmont NC 359 136 39.5 33.4-45.9 223 60.5 54.1-66.6
GENDER
Male 127 45 37.8 28.0-48.8 *** *** ***
Female 232 91 40.3 32.8-48.4 141 59.7 51.6-67.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 249 100 41.2 34.0-48.9 149 58.8 51.1-66.0
Non-Hispanic Black 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 198 85 43.7 35.5-52.3 113 56.3 47.7-64.5
No 160 51 34.7 26.1-44.4 109 65.3 55.6-73.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 315 116 38.2 31.8-44.9 199 61.8 55.1-68.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 153 54 39.4 29.9-49.7 99 60.6 50.3-70.1
Regional City or Suburban County 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 141 35 27.2 19.1-37.1 106 72.8 62.9-80.9
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 159 61 38.2 29.3-47.9 98 61.8 52.1-70.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 185 70 38.2 30.1-47.0 115 61.8 53.0-69.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 146 57 42.2 32.6-52.5 89 57.8 47.5-67.4

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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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