Predicting the future of pain prevalence

Takeaway

  • The prevalence of pain is predicted to rise >10% by 2025 and will particularly affect females.

Why this matters

  • Understanding trends in pain prevalence is key to tackling pain-related trends such as the opioid crisis, increasing disability among populations and loss of productivity and employment.

  • The integration of age, gender and period cohort data is key to predicting future pain trends.