Perceived causes of back pain among U.S. adults as of 2017

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their back pain as of February 2017

Perceived causes of back pain among U.S. adults as of 2017 This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their back pain as of February 2017. It was found that 29 percent of respondents believed stress was the cause of their back pain.
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Percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their back pain as of February 2017

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Share of respondents
Stress29%
Not enough exercise / weak muscles26%
Physical work26%
Overweight25%
Spinal disc herniation21%
Sitting at a desk at work20%
Accident17%
Other 14%
Genetic predisposition11%
Too much exercise9%
Don’t know7%
Psychosomatic illness4%
Prefer not to answer1%
Share of respondents
Stress29%
Not enough exercise / weak muscles26%
Physical work26%
Overweight25%
Spinal disc herniation21%
Sitting at a desk at work20%
Accident17%
Other 14%
Genetic predisposition11%
Too much exercise9%
Don’t know7%
Psychosomatic illness4%
Prefer not to answer1%
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This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who believed select sources were the cause of their back pain as of February 2017. It was found that 29 percent of respondents believed stress was the cause of their back pain.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 16 to 27, 2017
Number of respondents
711 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
respondents who suffered at least once per month from back pain
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "What do you think causes your back pain?"
Respondents could choose multiple answers.
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