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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Pain

What is the main cause of your chronic pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Arthritis Back Pain** Accident or Injury Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,123 410 34.8 31.4-38.5 232 19.1 16.4-22.1 116 11.2 9.0-13.9 365 34.9 31.2-38.7
-Piedmont NC 413 158 37.1 31.8-42.7 84 18.7 14.8-23.3 40 10.0 7.1-14.0 131 34.2 28.8-40.1
GENDER
Male 154 41 28.5 20.9-37.6 41 24.3 17.7-32.5 21 12.7 7.9-19.8 51 34.5 25.9-44.1
Female 259 117 42.2 35.3-49.4 43 15.3 10.9-21.0 19 8.5 5.2-13.5 80 34.0 27.2-41.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 286 114 39.9 33.4-46.7 62 18.8 14.4-24.2 22 7.3 4.6-11.5 88 34.0 27.5-41.2
Non-Hispanic Black 85 *** *** *** 14 18.2 10.0-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 77 *** *** *** 15 16.7 10.0-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 100 *** *** *** 18 15.1 9.0-24.3 13 11.8 6.7-20.0 *** *** ***
65-74 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 116 44 34.3 25.2-44.6 25 18.3 11.7-27.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 137 53 39.8 30.7-49.6 23 16.3 10.9-23.9 16 10.2 5.9-17.0 45 33.7 25.1-43.7
College Graduate 113 40 34.2 25.1-44.6 28 24.6 16.7-34.8 *** *** *** 39 34.9 25.6-45.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 24.3 15.5-35.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 230 82 34.4 27.5-42.1 47 18.3 13.3-24.5 29 13.8 9.3-19.9 72 33.5 26.4-41.6
No 182 76 40.6 32.7-49.0 36 18.8 13.2-25.9 *** *** *** 59 35.2 27.3-44.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 360 140 37.7 32.1-43.7 72 18.4 14.3-23.4 36 10.1 7.0-14.2 112 33.8 28.1-40.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 173 63 33.6 26.0-42.2 41 20.4 14.4-28.0 *** *** *** 58 38.4 29.9-47.7
Regional City or Suburban County 119 46 38.2 28.7-48.7 20 15.6 9.8-24.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 121 49 40.3 30.6-50.8 23 20.1 13.2-29.3 17 13.3 7.8-21.8 32 26.4 18.0-36.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 167 58 34.6 27.0-43.2 35 18.5 13.1-25.4 16 9.6 5.6-15.9 58 37.3 29.4-45.9
Unemployed 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 130 *** *** *** 28 21.7 14.3-31.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 80 *** *** *** 17 16.8 9.9-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 181 64 36.8 29.0-45.4 42 20.8 15.2-27.8 *** *** *** 66 37.9 29.8-46.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 212 82 38.0 30.6-45.9 45 18.8 13.6-25.3 22 10.5 6.6-16.3 63 32.8 25.4-41.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 166 59 33.9 26.1-42.6 33 18.9 13.1-26.5 16 10.1 5.9-16.8 58 37.1 28.6-46.4

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*Asked of respondents that stated they suffer from Chronic Pain.
**Includes sciatica, slipped or ruptured discs, and spondylosis.

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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