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Table 4 Diagnoses most frequently associated with symptoms presented to the GP and percentage of symptoms labeled as MUS

From: Are physical symptoms among survivors of a disaster presented to the general practitioner? A comparison between self-reports and GP data

Self-reported symptom No. of survivors that presented self-reported symptom to the GP No. of symptoms presented to GP Diagnosis after clinical judgment of the GP %
Fatigue 180 420 Various diagnoses 9.1
    No diagnosis/MUS 90.9
Pain in bones and muscles 319 1102 Musculoskeletal disease, other 3.5
    Back syndrome with radiating pain 3.0
    Various diagnoses 21.8
    No diagnosis/MUS 71.7
Back pain 127 268 Back syndrome with radiating pain 13.4
    Arthrosis spinal column 5.6
    Various diagnoses 5.6
    No diagnosis/MUS 75.4
Stomachache 118 317 Oesophagus disease 11.0
    Peptic ulcer other 5.4
    Irritable bowel syndrome 3.2
    Stomach function disorder 3.2
    Various diagnoses 13.2
    No diagnosis/MUS 64.0
Headache 81 139 Migraine 7.2
    Various diagnoses 7.2
    No diagnosis/MUS 85.6
Shortness of breath 47 95 Asthma 14.7
    Acute bronchitis 10.5
    Various diagnoses 18.8
    No diagnosis/MUS 55.8
Dizziness 33 46 Vertiginous syndrome 10.9
    No diagnosis/MUS 89.1
Pain in chest and region of the heart 59 95 Various diagnoses 44.2
    No diagnosis/MUS 55.8
  1. GP = general practitioner; MUS = medically unexplained symptoms