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Prevalence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in three regions of England: a repeated cross-sectional study in primary care

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2011
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Title
Prevalence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in three regions of England: a repeated cross-sectional study in primary care
Published in
BMC Medicine, July 2011
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-9-91
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Authors

Luis C Nacul, Eliana M Lacerda, Derek Pheby, Peter Campion, Mariam Molokhia, Shagufta Fayyaz, Jose CDC Leite, Fiona Poland, Amanda Howe, Maria L Drachler

Abstract

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been used to name a range of chronic conditions characterized by extreme fatigue and other disabling symptoms. Attempts to estimate the burden of disease have been limited by selection bias, and by lack of diagnostic biomarkers and of agreed reproducible case definitions. We estimated the prevalence and incidence of ME/CFS in three regions in England, and discussed the implications of frequency statistics and the use of different case definitions for health and social care planning and for research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Norway 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Greece 1 1%
Unknown 94 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 13%
Student > Master 12 12%
Other 11 11%
Other 30 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 32%
Psychology 16 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 11%
Unspecified 10 10%
Social Sciences 8 8%
Other 22 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 104. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2019.
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#151,298
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#140
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