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

  • More than 50% of all hospitalized patients experience pain in the last days of their lives and despite proven therapies for pain relief, family members report that the patient experienced…  
  • An Internet survey found that 94% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids report at least one major impact on their lives from pain–3 in 4 (77%) report feeling depressed,…  
  • Extent of Pain-Related Disability Among Adults with Pain in the Last 3 Months, United States, 2009  
  • Most people with persistent pain have multiple sites of pain.  
  • Musculoskeletal pain, especially joint and back pain, is the most common single type of persistent pain.