Table 1

The prevalence of the 15 symptoms forming the Common Symptoms in General Practice scale (CSGP) (n=397)

Almost daily
(2 pts) n (%)
Weekly (1 pt)
n (%)
Monthly/ never
(0 pts) n (%)
1Heartburn17 (4.3)23 ‚ÄČ(5.8)357 (89.9)
2Stomach pain16 (4.0)27 (6.8)354 (89.2)
3Palpitation11 (2.8)30 (7.6)356 (89.7)
4Breathing disorder12 (3.0)11 (2.8)374 (94.2)
5Listlessness15 (3.8)23 (5.8)359 (90.4)
6Irritability28 (7.1)85 (21.4)284 (71.5)
7Restlessness20 (5.0)34 (8.6)343 (86.4)
8Nervousness/anxiety27 (6.8)47 (11.8)323 (81.4)
9Depression16 (4.0)25 (6.3)356 (89.7)
10Headache25 (6.3)58 (14.6)314 (79.1)
11Tiredness81 (20.4)114 (28.7)202 (50.9)
12Muscular tension74 (18.6)55 (13.9)268 (67.5)
13Chest pain12 (3.0)17 (4.3)368 (92.7)
14Low back pain59 (14.9)28 (7.1)310 (78.1)
15Pain in the joints92 (23.2)48 (12.1)257 (64.7)
(for example, shoulder, knee)