Prevalence of chronic pain among U.S. adults in 2016, by gender

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. with chronic pain in 2016, by gender. As of that time, it was estimated that 17.8 percent of adult males and 20.8 percent of adult females suffered from chronic pain.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. with chronic pain in 2016, by gender

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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

base: 33,028

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Estimates are age-adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and five age groups: 18–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, and ≥60 years.
* Pain on most days or every day in the past 6 months.
** Chronic pain limiting life or work activities on most days or every day in the past 6 months.

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