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How many people have physical pain?

There are many causes of physical pain, and therefore, large numbers of people have it. It has been estimated that over one-quarter of the population of the United States ages 20 and older has experienced at least one day of pain each month, and that more than 10 out of every 100 people ages 20 and older have experienced physical pain lasting longer than one year. Most claims of job-related disability are related to chronic physical pain.

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