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Pain Research and Management
Volume 7 (2002), Issue 4, Pages 170-173

Persistent Pain Prevalence and Medical Management

Eldon Tunks

McMaster University, Pain Management, Chedoke Rehabilitation Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this issue, Moulin et al (pages 179-184) report an epidemiological survey of persistent pain and medical treatment of this pain in Canada. Two thousand twelve adult Canadians were included in a randomized sample and were interviewed by telephone. The sample was stratified to correspond to the Canadian population's prevalences of sex, age and region, according to the 1996 census data. For this study, the Canadian Ipsos-Reid Express Omnibus survey was used.