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Human Studies

2020 Nov

NCHS Data Brief


Chronic Pain and High-impact Chronic Pain Among U.S. Adults, 2019.


Zelaya CE, Dahlhamer JM, Lucas JW, Connor EM
NCHS Data Brief. 2020 Nov(390):1-8.
PMID: 33151145.


Chronic pain (1) and chronic pain that frequently limits life or work activities, referred to in this report as high-impact chronic pain (2), are among the most common reasons adults seek medical care (3) and are associated with decreased quality of life, opioid dependence, and poor mental health (1,4,5). This report examines chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain in the past 3 months among U.S. adults aged 18 and over by selected demographic characteristics and urbanization level.