Frequency U.S. adults with back pain sought treatment from a doctor 2017, by gender

This statistic shows the number of times adults in the U.S. with back pain went to a doctor for treatment for their back pain in the last 12 months, as of 2017, by gender. It was found that 61 percent of female respondents did not seek treatment from a doctor for their back pain in the past year, compared to 50 percent of male respondents.

Number of times adults with back pain in the U.S. went to a doctor for treatment for their pain in the past year as of February 2017, by gender

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Release date

February 2017


United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

660 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who suffered at least once per month from back pain and wanted to give an answer

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: (at a doctor) "How often did you undergo treatment for back pain over the past 12 months? Please give your best guess if you are not sure. Leave the field blank if you prefer not to answer."

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