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Pain. 2001 Nov;94(2):133-7.

Race, ethnicity and pain.

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  • 1Pain and Palliative Care Center, Duke University Medical Center, 932 Morreene Road, Rm 166, Durham, NC 27713, USA.


The current paper provides a brief overview of research on the effects of race and ethnicity on pain. More specifically, the article reviews the utility of the concepts of race and ethnicity for pain research, suggests operational definitions of race and ethnicity, reviews the literature on the effects of race and ethnicity on laboratory and clinical pain, and provides suggestions for future research.

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