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Table 1 Patient characteristics and FM symptoms reported by patients from Latin America and Europe

From: A patient and physician survey of fibromyalgia across Latin America and Europe

Patient characteristics or symptoms (%) Latin America (N = 300) Europe (N = 600)
Gender, Female 93% 85%
Age, years   
18-35 19% 22%
36-44 21% 25%
45-59 41% 33%
60-74 16% 17%
75+ 1% 4%
Average number of symptoms 11.2 6.9
Common symptoms experienced a   
Chronic/widespread pain 92%* 62%
 Problems sleeping 84%* 49%
 Fatigue 88%* 46%
 Headaches 84%* 61%
 Facial pain 52%* 42%
 Heightened sensitivity to touch 73%* 50%
 Difficulty concentrating 78%* 52%
 Numbness &/or tingling sensations 82%* 42%
 Feelings of anxiety 79%* 28%
 Feelings of depression 80%* 41%
 Joint pain 89%* 59%
 Stiffness 77%* 49%
 Leg cramps 75%* 47%
 Low back pain 83%* 55%
  1. a 14 common symptoms were given.
  2. * P < 0.05.