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2022 Aug 05

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Prevalence and municipal variation in chronic musculoskeletal pain among independent older people: data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES).


Yamada K, Fujii T, Kubota Y, Ikeda T, Hanazato M, Kondo N, Matsudaira K, Kondo K
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Aug 05; 23(1):755.
PMID: 35932026.


Urbanization and population aging may affect prevalence of chronic pain from various causes. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain, including some subtypes, in independent Japanese older people, and whether population density and population aging rate explained prevalence and differences in pain levels between municipalities.