Study: Almost 30% of Americans in pain

The results of a telephone survey indicate that at any given time about twenty-seven percent of people in the United States are experiencing pain.

The study in the Lancet Medical Journal suggest that pain is more common and more severe in people with lower income levels or less education. The pain severity generally increased with age but leveled off between forty-five and seventy-five years of age.

Activities linked to higher than average pain ratings included lawn and garden work, caring for adults and involvement in medical care and sports and exercise.

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