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Table 4 The experience of life events and difficulties during the 6 months prior to Giardia infection

From: Chronic fatigue syndrome after Giardia enteritis: clinical characteristics, disability and long-term sickness absence

  Total
n (%)
Females
n (%)
Males
n (%)
P *
Diseases in close family 10 (18) 9 (21) 1 (8) .43
Education difficulties 10 (18) 7 (16) 3 (23) .68
Work difficulties 8 (14) 8 (18) 0 (0) .18
House or car difficulties 2 (4) 1 (2) 1 (8) .41
Death in distant family or among friends 2 (4) 2 (5) 0 (0) 1.000
Financial difficulties 5 (9) 4 (9) 1 (8) 1.000
Death in close family 6 (11) 5 (11) 1 (8) 1.000
Disease in distant family or among friends 2 (4) 2 (5) 0 (0) 1.000
Marital difficulties 4 (7) 3 (7) 1 (8) 1.000
Vacation difficulties 2 (4) 1 (2) 1 (8) .41
  1. * Fisher's exact test comparing females and males