NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

Are you doing anything to cope with your chronic pain?*
(Using) A non-medication pain therapy like acupuncture, physical therapy, or yoga?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 960 292 30.8 27.1-34.8 668 69.2 65.2-72.9
-Piedmont NC 361 112 32.2 26.5-38.5 249 67.8 61.5-73.5
GENDER
Male 128 40 34.9 25.3-45.9 88 65.1 54.1-74.7
Female 233 72 30.7 23.9-38.5 161 69.3 61.5-76.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 250 78 30.5 24.1-37.8 172 69.5 62.2-75.9
Non-Hispanic Black 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 96 22 18.2 10.9-29.0 74 81.8 71.0-89.1
75+ 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
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 57 28.3 21.2-36.7 143 71.7 63.3-78.8
No 160 54 36.4 27.7-46.1 106 63.6 53.9-72.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 317 95 30.0 24.3-36.4 222 70.0 63.6-75.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 154 67 47.6 37.9-57.6 87 52.4 42.4-62.1
Regional City or Suburban County 105 24 22.8 14.7-33.6 81 77.2 66.4-85.3
Rural 102 21 21.4 13.5-32.2 81 78.6 67.8-86.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 141 56 44.2 34.8-53.9 85 55.8 46.1-65.2
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 115 30 21.8 14.4-31.7 85 78.2 68.3-85.6
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 69 47.0 37.8-56.4 90 53.0 43.6-62.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 185 40 22.4 16.1-30.3 145 77.6 69.7-83.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 148 66 47.2 37.6-57.1 82 52.8 42.9-62.4

Back to Chronic Pain.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16AUG19.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts