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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the ME/CFS cases and their carers

From: The functional status and well being of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 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