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Medically unexplained physical symptoms

Creator: Statistics Canada

Geography: North America, Canada

Categories: Mental Health

Tags: mental health, prevalence

Date: 2007



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“The estimated prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivity, as well as “total MUPS” (medically unexplained physical symptoms), is based on data from cycle 2.1 of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), conducted from January through December 2003. The CCHS 2.1 covered the household population aged 12 or older. It excluded members of the regular Armed Forces and residents of Indian reserves, military bases, health care institutions and some remote areas. The sample consisted of 135,573 respondents aged 12 or older; the overall response rate was 80.6%.”

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