Table 1.

Demographic and Clinical Data Derived From Chart Review of 58 Children and Adolescents Seen for Evaluation of Chronic Fatigue (1989–1994)*

Sex (n = 58)Age (n = 58)
 Female71% 7–14 years50%
 Male29% 15–21 years50%
Ethnicity (n = 53)Lives with (n = 45)
 White94% Both parents76%
 Non-white6% Mother only24%
Mother's occupation
 (n = 34)
Father's occupation
  (n = 41)
 Upper3% Upper22%
 Middle85% Middle58%
 Lower12% Lower20%
Duration of fatigue
 (n = 52)
Acute illness (n = 48)60%
 1–3 months25%History of allergies
  (n= 48)
60%
 4–6 months25%Pets (n = 40)68%
 7–12 months21%Travel (n = 32)78%
 13–36 months29%
Weight change
 (n = 39)
 No change49%
 Lost38%
 Gained13%
  • * Data collected were based on retrospective chart review; totals <58 reflect that data were not recorded in some charts for a particular item.