HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc1094-5W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people suffer from myalgic encephalitis in England, broken down by region. [58058]

Ms Blears

Information on the prevalence of individual conditions is not collected centrally. The report of the independent chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalitis working group, published in January 2002, estimated a population prevalence of around 0.2 to 0.4 per cent. in adults and around 0.07 per cent. in children.