Table 7

Illness classification by referral and previous CFS diagnosis n (%)
CFS ISF Exclusion condition χ2
n = 37 n = 18 n = 49
Referral method
 Provider 24 (65) 14 (78) 20 (41) 9.21*
 Support group 13 (35) 4 (22) 29 (59)
Previous CFS Diagnosisa
 Yes 20 (56) 10 (67) 27 (56) 7.25
 No 16 (44) 5 (33) 21 (44)

*p < 0.05.

aExcludes adolescent patients (n = 5).

Brimmer et al.

Brimmer et al. BMC Research Notes 2013 6:309   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-309

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