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April 27, 2006
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Israelis have a higher incidence of chronic pain than do people in other countries, a study found. According to Ben-Gurion University data released this week, 46 percent of Israelis report suffering from chronic pain, while such complaints occur in only 10 percent to 40 percent of foreign populations. Two-thirds of Israeli sufferers are women, and 40 percent fall between the ages of 25-50. The most common form of Israelis’ chronic pain occurs is back pain — connected, perhaps, to training during mandatory military service.

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