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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Hand grip strength and fatigability: correlation with clinical parameters and diagnostic suitability in ME/CFS

  HC ME/CFS CRF
Sample size (n) 66 105 18
Female Male Female Male Female
36 30 61 44 18
Age (years) 42 (22–62) 33.5 (21–62) 49 (21–76) 40 (18–60) 44.5 (19–63)
Bell Score 30 (10–65) 40 (20–70) 35 (30–80)
Duration of disease (years) 4 (1–32) 4 (1–42) 6 (1–16)
Post-infectious ME/CFS n = 52 n = 40
  1. Median values with range in brackets
  2. HC healthy controls, ME/CFS myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, CRF cancer related fatigue, Bell Bell Score