A quarter (26%) of UK adults report living with chronic pain

Ipsos research commissioned by BBC News surveyed over 4,000 UK adults 16-75.

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  • Ben Glanville Senior Consultant, Observer, UK
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A survey of over 4,000 adults aged 16-75 for BBC News, carried out by Ipsos, suggests that a quarter of adults in the UK are living with chronic pain - defined as pain that lasts longer than three months.

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Research was carried out by Ipsos on behalf of BBC News. It surveyed a nationally representative quota sample of 4,435 UK adults aged 16-75 in the United Kingdom. Interviews took place on Ipsos’ online iOmnibus service between 9th and 14th March 2022. Data has been weighted to the known offline population proportions for age within gender, working status within gender, social grade within gender, as well as government office region.

The author(s)

  • Ben Glanville Senior Consultant, Observer, UK

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