Prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in a community population in Japan.

@article{Kawakami1998PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in a community population in Japan.},
  author={Norito Kawakami and Noboru Iwata and Shigeki Fujihara and Toshio Kitamura},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={33-41}
}
In order to know the prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in a community population in Japan, we analyzed data from a population-based interview survey. Two cases out of 137 respondents experienced chronic fatigue during a period of nine months, suffered from 50% or more reduction of daily activity due to fatigue and had no other physical or psychiatric diagnosis. Both of the two cases fulfilled the 1994 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria and the British criteria. The point and… CONTINUE READING