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Most people with persistent pain have multiple sites of pain.

Croft P, Blyth F, van der Windt D. The Global Occurrence of Chronic Pain: An Introduction. In Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2010. http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.001.0001/acprof-9780199235766-chapter-002

Reference

Title
The Global Occurrence of Chronic Pain: An Introduction. In Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Croft P, Blyth F, van der Windt D
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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