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Table 1 Community Sample Characteristics

From: The Economic impact of ME/CFS: Individual and societal costs

  ME/CFS Group (N = 21) Control Group (N = 15)
  N % N %
Race     
   African American 3 14.3 2 13.3
   Caucasian 10 47.6 10 66.7
   Latino 6 28.6 2 13.3
   Other 2 9.5 1 6.7
Sex     
   Women 14 66.7 8 53.3
   Men 7 33.3 7 46.7
Education     
   Some or less than high school 2 9.5 0 0.0
   High school degree or part college 9 42.9 6 40.0
   Standard college degree 8 38.1 4 26.7
   Graduate/professional degree 2 9.5 5 33.3
Occupation     
   Unskilled worker 3 14.3 2 13.3
   Skilled worker 2 9.5 1 6.7
   Clerical worker 4 19.0 2 13.3
   Technician 4 19.0 2 13.3
   Manager 6 28.6 6 40.0
   Administrator 2 9.5 2 13.3
Age     
   18 – 29 7 33.3 3 20.0
   30 – 39 4 19.0 7 46.7
   40 – 49 7 33.3 4 26.7
   50 – 59 2 9.5 1 6.7
   60 – 69 1 4.8   
Socioeconomic Status Scores     
   5 – 14 3 14.3 2 13.3
   15 – 24 1 4.8 1 6.7
   25 – 34 8 38.1 2 13.3
   35 – 44 7 33.3 7 46.7
   45 – 54 2 9.5 3 20.0