Although chronic pain can affect anyone, there are some groups for whom particular support is needed.
Chronic pain also affects children, adolescents and young adults.
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Multicultural groups may have cultural beliefs that can impact upon the chronic pain experience.
Elite sports people tend to have a higher pain tolerance but are also at greater risk of chronic pain conditions.
Older people and those with a disability have the highest rates of chronic pain in our community.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities at higher risk of living with painful conditions.
Chronic pain is the main reason people of working age drop out of the workforce.
People who live in rural areas are more likely to have chronic pain than those who live in major cities.
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons for medical discharge from the armed forces.