According to the New York Times, 17 million people worldwide suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, including at least 1 million Americans (Oct 2009). That's a lot of people.
According to statistics put out by Southern Cross (2009), it is estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 people in New Zealand suffer from Chronic Fatigue.
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 2007, approximately 64 million Americans regularly suffered from insomnia each year and Insomnia was 1.4 times more common in women than in men.
According to a study by Harvard University in 2006, stress and emotions are part of the cause of at least 85% of illnesses.
A study conducted by Newspoll in 2008 asked women how much did fatigue affected their relationships, work and social life: A 1000 women between the age of 18 and 54 were polled. The results showed that 800 out of 1000 of these women were affected by ongoing tiredness, equating to approximately 4.5 million women in Australia.
If these numbers were translated into New Zealand statistics, it would equal about half a million Kiwi women. That's an eighth of the population! The report also showed that most of the women were just accepting of the situation rather than realizing that it was perhaps abnormal to be tired all the time. ONGOING CHRONIC FATIGUE IS NOT NORMAL OR HEALTHY!
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