The answer is: lots of people.
It is one of the more common chronic pain conditions. In the United States alone, about 10 million people have it. Worldwide, 3-6% of the populations suffers from fibromyalgia.
No ethnic groups appears to be immune. It affects both men and children. However, 75-90% of the patients are women.
The typical diagnosis age is 20-50. The diagnosis rates rise with age. By the age of 80, the American College of Rheumatology’s classification of fibromyalgia applies to 8% of adults.
The National Fibromyalgia Association supplied the above information, and has answers to all sorts of other issues pertaining to fibromyalgia. Be sure to visit their website at http://fmaware.org/site/PageServer.html.
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