United States: 30% of people live with chronic pain (between 100 and 116 million people)
Canada: Approximately 1 in 10 Canadians (10%) suffer from chronic pain (approximately 1.5 million people)
Mexico: Is is estimated that 27% of the population live with chronic pain (approximately 28.5 million people)
Brasil: 37% of people live with chronic pain (approximately 77 million people)
Chile: Approximately 5 million people live with chronic pain in Chile (27% of the population).
Bolivia: Chronic pain affects 33% of the population (approximately 3.5 million people)
Colombia: Chronic pain affects 46% of the population (approximately 23 million people)
Austria: Chronic pain affects 24.9% of the Austrian population (approximately 2.2 million people)
Belgium: 8.5% of people in Belgium suffer from chronic pain (938 300 people)
Denmark: 20.2% of the adult Danish population has chronic pain (approximately 1.1 million people)
Sjøgren, Per & Ekholm, Ola & Peuckmann-Post, Vera & Grønbæk, Morten. (2008). Epidemiology of chronic pain in Denmark: An update. European journal of pain (London, England). 13. 287-92. 10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.04.007.
Finland: The prevalence of chronic pain in the Finnish population is estimated to be 35% (approximately 2 million people)
France: 30% of adults suffer from chronic pain (approximately 20 million people)
Germany: The prevalence of moderate/severe chronic pain is estimated to be 14.5 to 25% (between 12 and 20.5 million people)
Iceland: Prevalence of chronic pain amongst respondents to a survey was 47.5% (which would be approximately 160000 people considering Iceland’s population)
Ireland: Breivik et al found a prevalence rate of 13% in Ireland (approximately 620,000 people)
Italy: Approximately 15.2 million people in Italy live with chronic pain (approximately 26% of the population).
Netherlands: 20% of the population lives with chronic pain (approximately 2.2 million people)
Norway: Approximately 31% of the population lives with chronic pain (approximately 1.6 million people)
Poland: 42% of people older than 65 years of age and 35.2% of the pre-elderly are affected by chronic pain.
Portugal: 31% os the population lives with chronic pain (approximately 3 million people)
Spain: It is estimated that 17% of the population is affected by chronic pain (approximately 8 million people)
Sweden: Prevalence is estimated to be 18% (approximately 1.8 million people)
Switzerland: 16% of the population suffers from chronic pain (approximately 1.4 million people)
United Kingdom: It’s estimated that 43% of adults suffer from chronic pain (around 28 million people)
South Africa: A prevalence of 42.3% was reported in rural areas and 41% in a more urban area.
China: A prevalence of 39.92% was reported amongst women vs. 32.17% amongst men (approximately 231.5 million men and 269.5 million women).
India: The overall point prevalence of chronic pain was 13% in a study performed with 5004 respondents (approximately 174 million people considering the general population).
Japan: It is estimated that 11% of the population lives with chronic pain (approximately 12.7 million people)
South Korea: Almost 30 percent of Koreans suffer from chronic pain (approximately 15 million people)
Singapore: Surveys indicate almost 20% of the population suffers from chronic pain (approximately 1.2 million people)
Malaysia: The population prevalence of chronic persistent pain in Malaysia is about 7% (approximately 2 million people)
Philippines: A prevalence of 10.4% for moderate and severe chronic pain in the general adult population is estimated (approximately 11 million people)
Australia: 20% of the population is affected (around 5 million people)
New Zealand: About 1 in 6 New Zealanders is affected by chronic pain (16.7% of the population or approximately 791,550 people).