Chronic pain is a common and complex condition characterised by persistent pain experienced on most days of the week. It affects 1 in 5 Australians aged 45 and over. New analysis in this report shows that compared with people without pain, people with chronic pain are more likely to:
- be female and older
- have long-term conditions
- stay longer in hospital
- report limitations to daily activities.
This release precedes COVID-19 data.