- •Pain at multiple sites is common; the impact of body composition is unclear.
- •We examined the association between body composition and pain at 3 sites.
- •Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry was used to assess body composition.
- •Multisite pain was common, with the most frequent site being the lower back.
- •Greater fat mass was associated with an increased number of lower body pain sites.
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S.R.E.B. and B.B.M. are co–first authors.
S.R.E.B. was supported by a NHMRC Clinical Postgraduate Research scholarship (No. 1074979 ). A.E.W., Y.W., and D.M.U. are the recipients of NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (Clinical Level 2 No. 1063574, Clinical Level 1 No. 1065464, and Clinical Level 1 No. 1011975, respectively).
There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.