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When asked about 4 common types of persistent pain, low back pain was ranked the most common at 27%, followed by severe headache/migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%0, and facial ache or pain (4%).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus06.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2006: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Around half of adults 65 and older have been diagnosed with arthritis, a common cause of persistent pain.  
  • 83 million Americans have pain that impacts their participation in various activities.  
  • The annual economic cost of persistent pain in the U.S. is at least $560 to $635 billion (in 2010$).  
  • Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain.  
  • At least 36 million Americans miss work each year due to pain.