Prevalence and Incidence of Pain conditions
Prevalance of types of Pain conditions:
For details see prevalence of types of Pain conditions analysis; summary of available prevalence data:
- Headache: 45 million Americans get chronic headaches. 20 million American women (NWHIC).
- Migraine: 28 million Americans (NINDS)
- Chronic headache: estimated 45 million Americans (NINDS)
- Temporal arteritis: 200 per 100,000 people over 50.
- Arthritis: 37 million Americans (NIAMS)
- Interstitial cystitis: 847,000 in the USA 1988-1994 (Weighted Analysis of 1988-1994 National Health and Nutrition Survey, 2003)
- Back pain: 6 million cases annually (unreliable estimate)
- Raynaud's phenomenon: 5-10% (NIAMS estimate). Scleroderma-related disorders including Raynaud's phenomenon between 250,000 and 992,500.
- Osteoarthritis: 20 million people (NIAMS); more than 16 million people (NWHIC)
- Gout: 275 per 100,000 people (NIAMS)
- Fibromyalgia: 3.7 million Americans (NIAMS)
- Polymyalgia rheumatica: 700 per 100,000 people over 50.
- Traumatic Brain Injury: 0.2% of population has an acquired brain injury in Australia 1998 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 500,000 Americans (CDC/NIAID)
- Ankylosing Spondylitis: 129 of every 100,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
- Endometriosis: 10 to 20 percent of American women of childbearing age have endometriosis (NIDCD); up to 2 million women in the UK.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
- Heartburn: 15 million Americans have it daily (NIDDK)
- Bursitis: 32 per 1000 (NHIS95)
- Neuralgia: 3 per 1000 - NHIS95 (neuralgia or neuritis unspecified)
- Angina: 6.4 million Americans (NHLBI)
- Stiff-Person Syndrome: rare
- Rheumatic conditions: nearly 43 Americans have arthritis or a rheumatic disease (CDC); 40 million people in the United States (NIAMS)
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Incidence of types of Pain conditions:
For details see incidence of types of Pain conditions analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:
- Foot fracture: 3,676 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Hand fracture: 8,991 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Fractured femur: 3,948 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Shoulder Fracture: 5,258 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of clavicle/scapula/humerus (DHS-VIC)
- Vertebral fracture: 1,260 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Whiplash: 120,000 annually
- Chest pain: 6 million cases annually (unreliable estimate)
- Common Headache: 90% approximately; almost everyone gets some each year.
- Traumatic Brain Injury: 9,484 in NJ 1997 (NJ DHSS)
- Accidental Eye Injury: 16,413 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Automobile accidents injury: 4,563,000 cases requiring emergency department visits in 2000 (CDC)
- Burns: 6,044 annual cases in Victora 1996 for fires/burns/scalds (DHS-VIC)
- Falls: 69,264 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
- Machinery accidents: 4,836 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Natural accidents: 4,758 annual cases in Victoria 1996 of natural/environmental factors (DHS-VIC)
- Occupational Injuries: 6.3 million workers in 1994 (CDC-OC)
- Open Wound: 60,052 annual cases of open wounds in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Sports Injuries: 17,478 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
- Ankle injuries: 1 million annually (NIAMS); 85% are ankle sprains.
- Ankle sprain: 850,000 annually (NIAMS)
- Injury: 59 million cases (IOM)
- Acute Pancreatitis: 80,000 cases occur in the USA (NIDDK); 17 per 100,000 new cases
- Pancreatitis: 17 new cases per 100,000 in the USA 1976-88 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
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About prevalence and incidence statistics:
The term 'prevalence' of Pain conditions usually refers to the estimated population
of people who are managing Pain conditions at any given time.
The term 'incidence' of Pain conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate,
or the number of new cases of Pain conditions diagnosed each year.
Hence, these two statistics types can differ:
a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence,
but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence.
For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.