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Eliminating Gender Bias Lowers Estimated Fibromyalgia Prevalence In Women, Study Reports

Monday 15 October 2018


From Fibromyalgia News Today:



Eliminating Gender Bias Lowers Estimated Fibromyalgia Prevalence in Women, Study Reports

By Vijaya Iyer
October 9, 2018
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Fibromyalgia is considered to mostly affect women, with estimates showing they account for more than 90% of reported cases.

However, according to a new study, this percentage is not supported by unbiased studies, and when gender bias is eliminated, the proportion of women with fibromyalgia is lowered to 60%.

The study, “Fibromyalgia diagnosis and biased assessment: Sex, prevalence and bias,” was published in the journal Plos One.


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