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Re: Prevalence of Lyme in depression = 7 in 1000 ? bleauberry

Posted by SLS on May 2, 2018, at 15:08:27

In reply to Re: Prevalence of depression in Lyme = 7 in 1000 ? SLS, posted by bleauberry on May 2, 2018, at 12:07:07

> These calculations are totally flawed, to boot. There are no accurate scientific numbers to work with.

Then how could you possibly offer one? (9/10)


> > Initial calculation.
> >
> > -----------------------------------
> >
> > a) Prevalence of Lyme Disease in the United States = 329,000
> > https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/humancases.html
> >
> > b) Prevalence of Lyme Disease that presents as depression = 40% (0.40)
> > https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7943444
> >
> > c) Prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder - 16,200,00
> > https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml
> >
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Depression cases with Lyme Disease =
> >
> > (a x b) / c
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > (329,000 x 0.40)/16,200,000 = 0.00741 = 0.741% = 7/1000
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------


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