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Estimates of Pain Prevalence and Severity in Adults [text version]

25.3 million American adults suffer from daily pain

23.4 million American adults report a lot of pain

25.4 million American adults experience category 3 pain

14.4 million American adults experience the highest level of pain, category 4

American adults with category 3 or 4 pain were likely to have worse health status, use more health care, and suffer from more disability than those with less severe pain


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6 Citation: Nahin RL. Estimates of pain prevalence and severity in adults: United States, 2012. Journal of Pain. 2015;16(8):769-780.

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