Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
7.5 percent (2016)

7.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

7.5 percent of adults aged 18 years and over had high impact chronic pain in 2016 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce the proportion of adults with high impact chronic pain

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Chronic pain is a serious health problem — and one of the key underlying causes of the opioid crisis. Physical therapy interventions and strategies to help people manage their pain, like physical activity interventions, can help treat chronic pain along with non-opioid medicines.

Topic:  Chronic Pain