A postal survey of 1024 UK GP practices showed the prevalence of medically unexplained severe fatigue over three months in 5–19 year olds to be 62/100 000. Cases were predominantly adolescent girls and were more likely to come from practices in less deprived areas, which could reflect consulting behaviours.
- CF, chronic fatigue
- CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome
- ME, myalgic encephalomyelitis
- primary care
- severe fatigue
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Funding: the research was funded by a grant from the Community Fund
Competing interests: none declared
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