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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

PLOS ONE: The Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

ME/CFS patient characteristics are different to those of the population in several aspects as seen in Table 2. First of all, 87.2 per cent of ME/CFS patients are women. Furthermore, the patients have 20 percentage points fewer relationships than the average population, much higher unemployment, with only 7.6 per cent employed (population 52.2 per cent) and a higher proportion of disability pensioners– 52.2 per cent (population 5.2 per cent) In addition, ME/CFS patients in this study have 2.9 numbers of chronic illnesses on average (co-morbidity)–more than twice as high as the general population. Self-reported long-term illness, as defined previously, is as high as 89.0 per cent, contrary to a population estimate of approximately one-third. On the other hand, ME/CFS patients are higher educated than the reference population.



PLOS ONE: The Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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