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Estimates of Pain Prevalence and Severity in Adults

Estimates of Pain Prevalence and Severity in Adults

Estimates of Pain Prevalence and Severity in Adults

25.3 million American adults suffer from daily pain

23.4 million American adults report a lot of pain

25.4 million American adults experience category 3 pain

14.4 million American adults experience the highest level of pain, category 4

American adults with category 3 or 4 pain were likely to have worse health status, use more health care, and suffer from more disability than those with less severe pain

Citation: Nahin RL. Estimates of pain prevalence and severity in adults: United States, 2012. Journal of Pain. 2015;16(8):769-780.

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