“CDC: 1 in 5 Americans suffer from chronic pain” – FireceHealthcare

chronic pain“The CDC estimates that 20% of Americans suffer from chronic pain.” (Getty/smartstock)

by Paige Minemyer

“Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily activities, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The CDC reviewed the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, which includes responses from more than 17,000 adults, and found that 1 in 5 Americans, or about 50 million people, suffer from chronic pain.

“Of those, 8%, or about 19.6 million, suffer from pain that interferes with their daily lives.”

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