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Table 2 Percentage frequency of any gastrointestinal symptoms.

From: Gastric emptying is slow in chronic fatigue syndrome

  CFS % (n = 32) CONTROLS % (n = 45)
GASTRIC   
Abdominal discomfort 39 22.
Fullness after small meal 70 31*
Nausea 67 15*
Abdominal pain 76 27*
Loss of appetite 42 12*
Vomiting 22 2*
OESOPHAGEAL   
Acid regurgitation 30 28
Heart burn 48 27
Swallowing difficulty 45 9*
OTHER   
Bowel movements/ day (mean) 1.6 1.2
Constipation % 26 30
Consistency Formed % 67 80
Loose/Watery % 33 20
Nocturnal diarrhoea % 21 0*
Faecal Urgency % 51 16*
  1. * indicates symptoms more frequent in CFS group p <.05, Chi2