Silver Book Fact

At least 36 million Americans miss work each year due to pain.

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

Related Facts

  • A survey of U.S. nursing homes found that in most states, at least 39% to 46% of residents are in persistent pain.  
  • In an Internet survey of patients with persistent pain who were currently using opioids to treat their pain, only 6% report having a “great deal of control” over their pain.…  
  • Most people with advanced cancer report pain–60% to 85%.  
  • Extent of Pain-Related Disability Among Adults with Pain in the Last 3 Months, United States, 2009  
  • The prevalence of lower back pain amongst veterans is increasing by about 5% per year.