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Persistent pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.

Tsang A, von Korff M, Lee S, et al. Common Chronic Pain Conditions in Developed and Devloping Countries: Gender and age differences and comorbidity with depression-anxiety disorders. J Pain. 2008; 9(10): 883-91. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1526590008005750

Reference

Title
Common Chronic Pain Conditions in Developed and Devloping Countries: Gender and age differences and comorbidity with depression-anxiety disorders
Publication
J Pain
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Tsang A, von Korff M, Lee S, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 10
Pages
883-91
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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