Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the ME/CFS cases and their carers

Case definition


Demographic

variables

ME/CFS

cases

CDC-1994

Canadian

ECD

Carers


n

%

n

n

n

n

%


Gender

• Male

37

21.8

35

20

7

25

56.8

• Female

133

78.2

131

76

15

19

43.2

170

100.0

166

96

22

44

100.0

Age group

• 18-24

4

2.4

4

1

2

2

4.5

• 25-34

19

11.2

19

13

2

7

15.9

• 35-44

34

20.0

33

22

4

17

38.6

• 45-54

56

32.9

55

34

7

11

25.0

• 55-64

57

33.5

55

26

7

7

15.9

170

100.0

166

96

22

44

100.0

Ethnicity

• White British

157

92.9

154

92

19

41

97.6

• Other

12

7.1

11

3

3

1

2.4

169

100.0

165

95

22

42

100.0

Carers' relationship with ME/CFS case

• Husband/wife/

partner

35

25

4

35

81.4

• Parent/children

7

6

7

16.3

• Other

1

1

1

2.3

43

32

4

43

100.0


Nacul et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:402   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-402

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