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Table 1 Characteristics of study cohort

From: Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

   ME/CFS (n = 50) Controls (n = 50)
Sex Female 41 41
Male 9 9
Age Mean (±SEM) 51.081 (±1.607) 51.320 (±1.620)
Median (range) 53.607 (20.493-66.500) 52.930 (21.040–67.869)
Race White 49 48
Asian 1 1
Other 0 1
Ethnicity Not Hispanic or Latino 46 45
Hispanic or Latino 4 5
Site of Collection New York, NY 14 14
Salt Lake City, UT 14 15
Sierra, NV 12 12
Miami, FL 10 9
Season of Collection Summer 27 26
Fall 23 24
IBS Co-morbidity With IBS 21 0
Without IBS 29 50
BMI High BMI (>25 kg/m2) 28 22
Normal BMI (<25 kg/m2) 22 28
Duration of ME/CFS Long duration (>3 years) 46 N/A
Short duration (<3 years) 4 N/A
  1. ME/CFS myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS irritable bowel syndrome, BMI body mass index, SEM standard error of the mean, N/A not applicable