Role of allostatic load in sociodemographic patterns of pain prevalence in the U.S. population
The Journal of Pain, 06/12/2012
Slade GD et al. – In U.S. adults, pain occurs more frequently in lower–income groups, although the relationship is not attributable to their experience of greater allostatic load. While allostatic load contributes to population variation in pain, other etiologic mechanisms contributing to pain are needed to account for income disparities in pain.