Percentage of Adults Who Suffer from Chronic Pain

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1151 26.0 0.8 24.4 27.6
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SEX . . . . .
Male 393 23.0 1.3 20.5 25.5
Female 758 28.9 1.1 26.8 31.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 29 24.1 4.3 15.7 32.5
25-34 years 97 20.2 2.0 16.3 24.1
35-44 years 152 24.4 1.9 20.7 28.1
45-54 years 265 29.9 1.7 26.5 33.2
55-64 years 266 30.4 1.7 27.1 33.8
65+ years 334 28.4 1.4 25.6 31.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 32 16.1 3.1 10.0 22.2
Non-Hispanic 1119 26.8 0.9 25.1 28.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1033 26.1 0.9 24.4 27.8
Black Only 41 30.9 4.5 22.1 39.8
Other Race Only 48 19.6 3.0 13.6 25.5
More than One Race 25 48.9 8.6 32.1 65.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 94 28.7 3.2 22.5 34.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 343 28.7 1.7 25.4 32.0
Some College 361 29.3 1.6 26.1 32.5
College Graduate 352 21.0 1.2 18.7 23.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 113 39.6 4.3 31.1 48.1
$15,000 - $24,999 201 31.3 2.5 26.5 36.1
$25,000 - $34,999 141 27.8 2.5 22.9 32.7
$35,000 - $49,999 196 29.6 2.3 25.2 34.1
$50,000+ 372 21.7 1.2 19.4 24.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 586 23.3 1.0 21.2 25.3
Out of Work 24 31.9 6.9 18.3 45.5
Homemaker / Student 98 25.0 2.6 19.8 30.1
Retired 323 28.2 1.5 25.3 31.0
Unable to Work 118 67.0 4.6 58.1 75.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 386 28.7 1.4 25.8 31.5
1-19 Hours 47 19.8 3.1 13.7 25.9
20-39 Hours 123 22.3 2.1 18.1 26.5
40 + Hours 434 23.2 1.2 20.9 25.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 678 24.8 1.0 22.9 26.7
Divorced / Separated 190 34.4 2.5 29.5 39.2
Widowed 174 29.9 2.1 25.8 34.0
Never Married 105 25.2 3.0 19.3 31.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 587 57.3 1.8 53.7 60.9
Living without a Disability 563 18.3 0.9 16.7 20.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 65 28.5 3.6 21.5 35.5
Rural 154 27.2 2.3 22.7 31.6
Densely-settled Rural 205 27.4 2.1 23.4 31.5
Semi-urban 220 27.6 1.9 23.8 31.4
Urban 507 24.4 1.2 22.0 26.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 350 54.7 2.6 49.6 59.8
Excellent to Good 799 21.8 0.8 20.1 23.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 113 32.6 3.1 26.5 38.8
Insured 1038 25.4 0.8 23.7 27.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 156 37.4 2.8 32.0 42.8
No Diabetes 995 25.2 0.9 23.5 26.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 511 33.3 1.5 30.4 36.1
No Hypertension 635 23.1 1.0 21.1 25.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 142 43.2 3.4 36.6 49.9
No Current Asthma 1001 24.3 0.8 22.7 26.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 697 47.2 1.5 44.2 50.2
No arthritis 448 17.4 0.9 15.7 19.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 169 53.0 3.6 46.0 60.1
<14 days mental health not good 952 23.5 0.8 21.9 25.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 238 34.4 2.3 29.8 38.9
Non-Smoker 907 24.2 0.9 22.5 25.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 315 22.3 1.4 19.5 25.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 377 23.1 1.3 20.6 25.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 423 34.9 1.7 31.6 38.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 769 23.4 0.9 21.6 25.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 381 35.1 1.9 31.5 38.8
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 457 24.1 1.2 21.7 26.4
Insufficient 426 25.0 1.3 22.4 27.5
No Activity 226 38.0 2.4 33.2 42.8

Numerator: Respondents reporting they suffer from any type of chronic pain
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
On Questionnaire Split B