CDC Estimates that 20% of American Adults Experience Chronic Pain
September 2, 2018
- One-fifth of adults in the U.S. have chronic pain, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Researchers found in both categories, prevalence was higher for women, older adults, previously but not currently employed adults, adults living in poverty, adults with public health insurance and rural residents.
- Pain can be debilitating and also challenging to treat, especially as opioid use has come under scrutiny for its role in fueling a nationwide epidemic.
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