Skip to main content

Table 2 Demographic characteristics of CFS subjects at initial classification (N = 65)

From: A population-based study of the clinical course of chronic fatigue syndrome

Characteristic Description
Female (%) 83.1
Current age in years (mean, standard deviation, range) 46 (9, 27–69)
Race (%)  
   White 89.2
   Black 3.1
   American Indian 4.6
   Other 3.1
Hispanic origin (any race) (%) 1.5
Education beyond high school (%) 63.1
Household income in previous year (%)  
   <$20,000 23.1
   $20,001–$40,000 23.1
   >$40,000 44.6
   Declined revealing 9.2
   Median $30,000–$40,000
Current or most recent job (%)  
   Professional 20.3
   Clerical work 20.3
   Sales worker or representative 9.4
   Homemaker 9.4
   Owner/proprietor 9.4
   Technician 9.4
   Manager, official 7.8
   Other 14.0
Current living situation (%)  
   Alone 24.6
   Couple with/without children 64.6
   Single parent/living with family, friends 10.8