Chronic pain in a geographically defined general population: studies of differences in age, gender, social class, and pain localization.

@article{Andersson1993ChronicPI,
  title={Chronic pain in a geographically defined general population: studies of differences in age, gender, social class, and pain localization.},
  author={H. Ingemar Andersson and G{\"o}ran Ejlertsson and Ido Leden and Christina R. Rosenberg},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={1993},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          174-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To establish basic epidemiological data on chronic pain (duration > 3 months) in a defined population. Relationships between age, gender, and social class were tested. DESIGN A survey of pain symptoms, including location, intensity, duration, and functional capacity, was conducted by means of a mail questionnaire. SETTING General populations in two Swedish primary health care districts. Medical care was provided in a state health system. SUBJECTS A random sample (from the… CONTINUE READING
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