Chronic Low Back Pain – Epidemiology – Asia-Pacific

DRG Epidemiology's coverage of chronic low back pain (CLBP) comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations across 45 countries worldwide. We report the prevalence of CLBP for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

Most patient populations are forecast over a period of 20 years for the major mature pharmaceutical markets of the United States, Europe, and Japan, and 10 years for the other countries covered in this report.

DRG Epidemiology's CLBP forecast will answer the following question:

  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of CLBP over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is also provided for full transparency into research and methods.

Last updated: March 2018

Table of contents

  • Chronic Low Back Pain - Epidemiology - Asia-Pacific
    • Introduction
      • Key Findings
      • Total Prevalence of Chronic Low Back Pain per 100 People Aged 20+ in 2018 and 2028
      • Relative Sizes of the Contributing Factors to the Trend in Total Prevalent Cases of Chronic Low Back Pain Over the Next Ten Years
    • Epidemiology Data
    • Methods
      • Total Prevalence
      • Percentage Diagnosed
      • Percentage Drug-Treated
    • Reference Materials
      • Literature Review
        • Studies Included in the Analysis of Chronic Low Back Pain
        • Studies Excluded from the Analysis of Chronic Low Back Pain
      • Risk/Protective Factors
        • Risk/Protective Factors for Chronic Low Back Pain
      • Bibliography