Fibromyalgia

Goals

To identify the prevalence of Fibromyalgia in the U.S., the typical age and gender of Fibromyalgia sufferers and how much is spent on Fibromyalgia treatment in the U.S. each year, including direct and indirect costs.

Early Findings

  • According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, approximately 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from Fibromyalgia. Based on an estimated population of 330 million in the U.S., approximately 3% of people in the U.S. suffer from Fibromyalgia.
  • In 1995, it was estimated that the prevalence of Fibromyalgia in the U.S. was 2%, so it appears that prevalence is increasing. However, this may be accounted for by a change in diagnostic criteria in 2010.
  • The vast majority (90%) of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are women.
  • Fibromyalgia is most commonly diagnosed during middle age, between 35 and 45 years of age, but can effect people of any ages.

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