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Table 3 Referrals for clinical evaluation

From: A pilot registry of unexplained fatiguing illnesses and chronic fatigue syndrome

  Complete Nonresponse Refusal Ineligible Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Provider-referred patients 58 (56) 4b (50) 4 (80) 12c (86) 78 (60)
Support group self-referrals 46a (44) 4d (50) 1 (20) 2e (14) 53 (40)
Total 104 8 5 14 131
  1. aOne patient signed an informed consent form agreeing to share data from the GA First Follow-up Study with the GA Registry.
  2. bNon-contact (n = 1); moved out of area (n = 1); unlocatable (n = 2).
  3. cIneligible baseline registry subject (n = 1); ineligible based on age (n = 2); duplicate -- referred by 2 providers (n = 1); duplicate - referred under two different names (married and unmarried) (n = 1); Bipolar disorder reported during CATI interview (n = 2); BMI > 40 (n = 3); Rheumatoid arthritis reported during CATI interview (n = 1); BMI > 40 and emphysema reported during CATI interview (n = 1).
  4. dAppointment canceled, had “too much going on” (n = 1), not feeling well enough to participate (n = 2); unlocatable (n = 1).
  5. eBMI > 40.