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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Reduced diversity and altered composition of the gut microbiome in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

   Controls (n = 39) ME/CFS (n = 49)
Gender Female 30 38
Male 9 11
Age Mean ± SD 45.5 ± 9.9 50.2 ± 12.6
Median (range) 48 (20–61) 51 (19–71)
BMI Mean ± SD 27.1 ± 6.1 25.5 ± 4.9
Median (range) 26 (17–47) 24.5 (16–40)
Bell’s disability scale 10–20 NA 15
30–40 21
50–60 9
>60 4