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Nigeria is a country on the West coast of Africa, with a population of over 180 million.


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A study in 2006 by Njoku, Jason, and Torres-Harding found a 0.68% CFS adult prevalence rate in Nigeria.[1] The higher prevalence has been potentially attributed to the presence of numerous fatiguing illnesses such as malaria and typhoid in Africa as well as the presence of malnutrition, poverty, and inadequate healthcare resources. These factors all increase the risk of individuals developing idiopathic chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome.[2]

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  1. Njoku, Mary Gloriac C.; Jason, Leonard A.; Torres-Harding, Susan R. (May 2007). "The prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in Nigeria". Journal of Health Psychology. 12 (3): 461–474. doi:10.1177/1359105307076233. ISSN 1359-1053. PMID 17439996.
  2. CFS: A Review of Epidemiology and Natural History Studies (pdf)