TABLE 5.11 ChronicFatigue Syndrome (CFS)







Comments or Limitations

Eisen et al. 2005

Population-based; cross-sectional; prevalence; in-person medical and psychiatric evaluations

1,061 deployed and 1,128 nondeployed

CFS based on in-person interviews using CFS criteria of CDC (Fukuda et al. 1994) and exclusionary diagnoses from history, interviews, examinations, laboratory testing

Prevalence: 1.6% vs 0.1% (OR 40.6, 95% CI 10.2-161.15)

Age, sex, race, education, cigarette-smoking, duty type, service branch, rank

Low participation rates, especially among nondeployed; but analysis of nonparticipants and participants reveals that participants, both deployed and nondeployed, are more likely to report symptoms of CFS

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