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Norwegians are in pain

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A new survey reveals that three of ten Norwegians have chronic pains. The numbers make Norway the country in Europe where people suffer the most from pain. So much for the Viking blood.

A new survey reveals that three of ten Norwegians have chronic pains, so much for Viking blood. The numbers make Norway the country in Europe where people suffer most from pain.

This is indicated by numbers collected in the survey Pain in Europe where 46,000 people in 16 countries were surveyed. A section of 4,839 people, where of 304 Norwegians, were interviewed in depth, according to the Norwegian paper Dagbladet.

Close after Norwegians are the Polish where 27 percent suffer from chronic pain, and in Italy the number is 26 percent. The best circumstances are in Spain where only 11 percent of the population suffers from chronic pain.

In over half of the people who suffer from pains, the pains are located in the back or the neck. One of three has pains in the joints. Arthritis deformans, injuries or surgery are the most common reasons for the pain, according to the paper.

In average Norwegians have lived with their pains for eight years, while one in five has lived with the pains for more than 20 years. 40 percent of the surveyed individuals, who suffer from pains, have them daily. The survey indicates that one of ten Norwegians is in so much pain that the person in question sometimes wants to die.

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