Australians top global pain index

Australians suffer more aches and pains than people in other countries, according a survey of 7,000 people.

Only 3% of the 500 Australians interviewed for the survey did not report pain, while 68% said they experienced pain at least weekly.

The Global Pain Index, commissioned by GSK, classifies body pain as aches in muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. It excludes headaches, cuts, period pain, tooth pain and more severe pain.

After Australians, Russians appear to suffer the most aches and pains, followed by China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Poland and the UK.

Germans and Swedes have the least