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Chronic pain a hurdle for many, especially women, seniors, obese
San Francisco Chronicle

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults reports living with chronic pain, and the rates are even higher for women, seniors and those who are obese.

These are the findings of a new Washington State University study that examined national health survey results of almost 90,000 Americans.

The researchers defined chronic pain as constant or frequent and lasting at least three months. A little less than half of patients with arthritis, kidney failure or heart disease said they had chronic pain.