Publication Details

D Shebeshi, S F Allingham, H Tardif & D Holloway. Body Mass Index and persistent pain in New Zealand: Patient characteristics and treatment outcomes, ePPOC Information Series No. 2, 2022.


Body mass index (BMI), calculated using a person’s weight by the square of their height (kg/m2), is used to broadly categorise weight as underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese. This paper will explore the association of patient characteristics and outcomes by BMI category using data collected by the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC).