New Zealand

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New Zealand

Demographics[edit | edit source]

It is estimated that there are around 20,000 people with ME/CFS in New Zealand,[1] with a significant estimated economic cost of $30,000 – $40,000/year/affected family.[2] This represents a prevalence of 0.45% of the population.

Auckland, the largest and most populous area in New Zealand, has an estimated 6000 people living with ME/CFS.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Monk, Felicity (Jul 31, 2018). "The children left bed-bound by fatigue". The Wireless. New Zealand. Retrieved Aug 11, 2018. 
  2. anzmes01 (Dec 16, 2014). "Massey University is looking to recruit volunteers". ANZMES. Retrieved Aug 11, 2018. 
  3. "6,000+ Aucklanders suffer from this debilitating and misunderstood illness - Givealittle". Retrieved Aug 11, 2018. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Associated New Zealand ME Society (ANZMES) - A New Zealand group for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients and their caregivers.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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