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More than half of workforce adults surveyed reported experiencing headache, back pain, arthritis, or musculoskeletal related pain in the previous 2 weeks. 12.5% of the workforce reported that their pain caused a loss of productivity–an an average of 4.6 hours per week was lost. People with severe pain report missing an average of 5 to 5.9 more work days per year than people without pain.

Stewart, Walter F, Judith A Ricci, Elsbeth Chee, David Morganstein, and Richard Lipton. Lost Productive Time and Cost Due to Common Pain Conditions in the U.S. Workforce. JAMA. 2003; 290(19): 2443-54. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=197628

Reference

Title
Lost Productive Time and Cost Due to Common Pain Conditions in the U.S. Workforce
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Stewart, Walter F, Judith A Ricci, Elsbeth Chee, David Morganstein, and Richard Lipton
Volume & Issue
Volume 290, Issue 19
Pages
2443-54
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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