Silver Book Fact

The Percentage of Americans Age 20 and Older With Pain is On the Rise

Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education. Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011. http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-in-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research.aspx

Reference

Title
Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research
Publisher
National Academies Press
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • During the 4-year period between 2005 and 2008, 5.7% of the U.S. population reported using opioids for pain.  
  • 83 million Americans have pain that impacts their participation in various activities.  
  • At least 1 in 3 Americans will experience severe persistent pain during their lifetime.  
  • Low back pain alone was estimated to have contributed almost 3% to the total national increase in health care spending from 1987 to 2000.  
  • Persistence of Pain Increases with Age