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What percentage of the U.S. population is affected by fibromyalgia?

According to the American College of Rheumatology, 3-5% of females and 0.5-1.6% of males are afflicted with fibromyalgia. However, actual prevalence is likely higher, because the ACR criteria are insensitive. Fibromyalgia most often affects fertile women aged 20-50 years.

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