Silver Book Fact

When asked about 4 common types of persistent pain, low back pain was ranked the most common at 27%, followed by severe headache/migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%0, and facial ache or pain (4%).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus06.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Arthritis is the most common painful condition reported in U.S. nursing home residents.  
  • Adults with low back pain are more than four times as likely to experience serious psychological distress, compared to those without back pain.  
  • Shingles–a common cause of persistent pain–affects 1 in 3 Americans in their lifetime, with half of all cases occurring in people age 60 and older.  
  • The annual direct and indirect costs of several pain-related conditions include: $14 billion for migraines Hu et al. 1999, Burden of Migraine in the U.S. $189 billion for arthritis Yelin et al. 2007, Medical…  
  • Persistent pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.