TABLE C-10Means of Unadjusted Number of Hourly Wages for Adults Aged 24–64 with Selected Pain Conditions (US$2010)

SF-12 Pain MeasuresWeighted MeansLinearized Standard Errors[95% Conf. Interval]F-TestP-Value
No pain$15.220.22$14.80$15.65
Moderate pain11.730.4910.7512.70
Difference3.5045.530.0000
Severe pain7.580.336.938.24
Difference4.143.834.4646.400.0000
Joint Pain
No joint pain14.850.2014.4515.25
Joint pain12.740.3112.1213.37
Difference2.1037.020.0000
Arthritis Pain
No Arthritis14.880.1914.5015.26
Arthritis11.190.3210.5611.81
Difference3.69118.370.0000
Functional Disability
No Disability15.230.1914.8615.61
Disability4.230.323.604.86
Difference11.00978.550.0000

NOTE: Wages were adjusted for inflation as of 2010 using the General Consumer Price Index.

SOURCE: Based on authors’ calculations using the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

From: Appendix C, The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States

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Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.

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