Race, ethnicity and pain

Pain. 2001 Nov;94(2):133-137. doi: 10.1016/S0304-3959(01)00408-0.


The current paper provides a brief overview of research on the effects of race and ethnicity on pain. More specifically, the article reviews the utility of the concepts of race and ethnicity for pain research, suggests operational definitions of race and ethnicity, reviews the literature on the effects of race and ethnicity on laboratory and clinical pain, and provides suggestions for future research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Black or African American / psychology*
  • Culture
  • Humans
  • Pain / ethnology*
  • Pain / psychology*
  • Perception*
  • White People / psychology*