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Table 7 Illness classification by referral and previous CFS diagnosis n (%)

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

  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 Diagnosis a     
 Yes 20 (56) 10 (67) 27 (56) 7.25
 No 16 (44) 5 (33) 21 (44)  
  1. *p < 0.05.
  2. aExcludes adolescent patients (n = 5).