2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cancer Survivorship: Pain Management

Do you currently have physical pain caused by your cancer or cancer treatment?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 761 62 8.3 6.2-11.0 699 91.7 89.0-93.8
GENDER
Male 331 17 5.7 3.4- 9.6 314 94.3 90.4-96.6
Female 430 45 10.3 7.2-14.4 385 89.7 85.6-92.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 626 41 7.1 5.0-10.0 585 92.9 90.0-95.0
Non-Hispanic Black 82 13 16.0 8.5-28.0 69 84.0 72.0-91.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 61 *** *** *** 52 88.5 77.9-94.3
55-64 141 11 7.9 3.8-15.7 130 92.1 84.3-96.2
65-74 265 23 8.7 5.5-13.6 242 91.3 86.4-94.5
75+ 238 *** *** *** 228 95.2 89.5-97.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 58 *** *** *** 53 96.3 89.9-98.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 176 23 13.7 8.5-21.3 153 86.3 78.7-91.5
Some Post-H.S. 238 18 7.4 4.3-12.6 220 92.6 87.4-95.7
College Graduate 288 16 6.5 3.8-11.0 272 93.5 89.0-96.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 345 42 13.2 9.3-18.4 303 86.8 81.6-90.7
No 413 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 393 95.8 93.0-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 *** *** *** 142 92.3 84.6-96.3
Non-Veteran 608 53 8.5 6.1-11.5 555 91.5 88.5-93.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 224 19 9.4 5.6-15.3 205 90.6 84.7-94.4
Unemployed 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 430 24 5.5 3.4- 8.9 406 94.5 91.1-96.6
Unable to Work 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 104 *** *** *** 97 93.2 83.4-97.4
$25,000- 34,999 58 *** *** *** 53 91.7 79.4-96.9
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 96 *** *** *** 91 93.6 83.4-97.7
$75,000+ 208 *** *** *** 198 95.4 91.0-97.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 153 *** *** *** 144 95.3 89.1-98.1
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 61 *** *** *** 59 97.1 88.4-99.3
151% to 200% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 404 26 7.7 5.0-11.8 378 92.3 88.2-95.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 153 *** *** *** 144 95.3 89.1-98.1
HOUSING
Own 632 41 6.7 4.6- 9.5 591 93.3 90.5-95.4
Rent 98 18 21.4 13.0-33.2 *** *** ***
Other arrangement 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 196 16 9.7 5.6-16.3 180 90.3 83.7-94.4
Regional City or Suburban County 219 21 9.7 5.8-15.8 198 90.3 84.2-94.2
Rural 346 25 6.1 4.0- 9.3 321 93.9 90.7-96.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 212 17 7.3 4.2-12.5 195 92.7 87.5-95.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 267 21 6.2 3.8-10.1 246 93.8 89.9-96.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 282 24 10.7 6.9-16.4 258 89.3 83.6-93.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 222 19 11.4 6.9-18.3 203 88.6 81.7-93.1
2nd Quartile 207 14 5.6 3.1-10.0 193 94.4 90.0-96.9
3rd Quartile 223 19 8.0 4.5-13.6 204 92.0 86.4-95.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 109 *** *** *** 99 90.2 80.9-95.3

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*Asked of respondents that have a cancer diagnosis.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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