QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Had Lower Back Pain in the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Age Group

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In 2018, 28.0% of men and 31.6% of women aged 18 years or older had lower back pain in the past 3 months.

The percentage of women who had lower back pain increased as age increased.

Among men, the percentage increased with age through age 74 years and then decreased.

Women in the age groups 18–44, 45–64, and 75 years or older were more likely to have lower back pain in the past 3 months than were men in the same age groups, but percentages were similar between men and women in the age group 65–74 years.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.

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