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Table 3 Numbers and types of exclusionary conditions

From: An evaluation of exclusionary medical/psychiatric conditions in the definition of chronic fatigue syndrome

  Telephone interview
(n= 5558*)
Clinic evaluation
(n= 781*)
  n (%) n (%)
Medical     
Morbid obesity
(BMI> = 40 kg/m2)
335 6.0 0 0
   Pregnancy within the past year 282 5.1 0 0
   HIV or AIDS 33 0.6 0 0
   Organ transplantation 14 0.3 0 0
   Sleep disorders 289 5.2 1 0.1
   Neurological 105 1.9 4 0.5
   Autoimmune/inflammatory 88 1.6 33 4.2
   Cardiovascular 77 1.4 12 1.5
   Infection §46 0.8 1 0.1
   Cancer 28 0.5 0 0
   Diabetes mellitus Type 1 22 0.4 22 2.8
   Blood disorders 23 0.4 32 4.1
   Lung disease 19 0.3 6 0.8
   Liver 16 0.3 1 0.1
   Renal 11 0.2 3 0.4
   Surgery 10 0.2 0 0
   Thyroid/pituitary 5 0.1 42 5.4
   Other 72 1.3 9 1.2
Psychiatric     
   Bipolar 72 1.3 36 4.6
   Substance abuse 49 0.9 63 8.1
   Schizophrenia 30 0.5 16 2.0
   MDD/M NE   41 5.2
   Anorexia/bulimia 7 0.1 11 1.4
   Other 7 0.1 0 0
  1. Each condition identified in study participant was classified and listed separately; an individual may contribute more than one condition.
  2. *Excludes subjects with missing or incomplete data
  3. †Including strokes (45)
  4. Including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's (34)
  5. § Including hepatitis C (37)
  6. NE = not evaluated; BMI = body mass index; MDD/M = major depressive disorder with melancholic features