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

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2018
Perceived causes of back pain among U.S. adults as of 2017, by gender 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, by gender. It was found that 28 percent of female respondents and 31 percent of male 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, by gender

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MaleFemale
Too much exercise12%7%
Not enough exercise / weak muscles23%29%
Sitting at a desk at work20%19%
Physical work32%20%
Psychosomatic illness5%3%
Overweight24%27%
Stress31%28%
Genetic predisposition12%10%
Accident18%16%
Spinal disc herniation23%19%
Other 7%20%
Don’t know7%8%
Prefer not to answer2%1%
MaleFemale
Too much exercise12%7%
Not enough exercise / weak muscles23%29%
Sitting at a desk at work20%19%
Physical work32%20%
Psychosomatic illness5%3%
Overweight24%27%
Stress31%28%
Genetic predisposition12%10%
Accident18%16%
Spinal disc herniation23%19%
Other 7%20%
Don’t know7%8%
Prefer not to answer2%1%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2018
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, by gender. It was found that 28 percent of female respondents and 31 percent of male respondents believed stress was the cause of their back pain.
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