Pain symptoms in an adolescent Italian population

G. Magni, G. Canton, L. Gallimberti

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We have assessed the incidence of four types of self-reported pain symptoms (headache, pain in heart or chest, pain in lower back and muscle soreness) in a randomised sample of 1413 persons from a population of 93481 students aged 14-16 years in the Veneto region of Italy. In males, 26% reported moderate and 1.2% severe pain distress. In female, 35% and 3.7% reported moderate and severe pain respectively. Pain symptoms were positively correlated with anxiety and depressive symptoms and were more frequent in females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-593
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - May 1990


  • Adolescents
  • Epidemiology
  • Pain symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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