Comorbidity of obesity and pain in a general population: results from the Southern Pain Prevalence Study.

@article{Hitt2007ComorbidityOO,
  title={Comorbidity of obesity and pain in a general population: results from the Southern Pain Prevalence Study.},
  author={Holli C Hitt and Robert Cameron McMillen and Tonya Thornton-Neaves and Karen Koch and Arthur G. Cosby},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={430-6}
}
UNLABELLED This cross-sectional study examines the relation between obesity and self-reported pain (moderate or severe pain occurring at least monthly) in a general population sample of adults in the southeastern United States (N = 3637). Results of the study suggest that obese adults (body mass index [BMI] >30) are more likely to experience pain than their normal-weight and underweight counterparts. Respondents classified as class I obese (BMI of 30 to 34.9) were 1.762 times as likely as the… CONTINUE READING