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83 million Americans have pain that impacts their participation in various activities.

Gallup Organization. Pain in America: A Research report. Survey conducted for Merck by the Gallup Organization; 2000

Reference

Title
Pain in America: A Research report
Publisher
Survey conducted for Merck by the Gallup Organization
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Gallup Organization

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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