More Than Half of US Adults Suffer from Pain

More than half of US adults suffer from pain, with backs and legs making up the most common sources, according to researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). As reported by Medical Xpress, NCHA researchers found that nearly 59 percent of American men and women are saddled with pain.

Using 2019 data from the National Health Interview Survey, the NCHS researchers found that 39 percent of adults had back pain, 37 percent had hip, knee or foot pain, and nearly one-third had hand, arm, or shoulder pain in the past three months. About one in 10 respondents suffered from toothaches.

The odds of experiencing pain were related to economics and age, according to the report. Those 65 and older, women, white adults, and those with incomes below the federal poverty level ($25,750 for family of four in 2019) were most likely to have back pain and lower limb pain, as well as hand, arm or shoulder pain. People aged 18 to 29, Asian adults, and those with an income 200% of the federal poverty level or above were the least likely to experience pain.

Read more here: medicalxpress.com/news/2021-07-americans-plagued-leg-pain.html.

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