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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

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ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

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Electorates

Tuesday 28 August 2007

Member James Hackett has helped us to put together data on where our members are across the eleven SA electorates:

ME/CFS electorates

With that as a basis we’ve done further work. And, guess what: you are far from alone!! A lot of people in each electorate share your interest in ME/CFS issues and how the federal government might do more to deal with them.

Electorate Electorate enrolment* Est. ME/CFS sufferers (i) Est. Voters affected indirectly (ii) Total voters (sufferers + indirectly affected) Electorate area (km2) Liberal Party % Labor Party % Seat status Demographic Member  
Adelaide 95,060 585 1,756 2,341 75 49 51 Marginal Labor Inner metro Ellis, K  
Barker 100,934 621 1,864 2,486 64,015 70 30 Safe Lib Rural Secker, P  
Boothby 95,339 587 1,761 2,348 123 55 45 Marginal Lib Outer metro Southcott, A  
Grey 97,291 599 1,797 2,396 904,881 64 36 Safe Lib Rural Wakelin, B  
Hindmarsh 98,594 607 1,821 2,428 73 50 50 Marginal Labor Inner metro Georganas, S  
Kingston 94,131 580 1,739 2,318 377 50 50 Marginal Lib Outer metro Richardson, K  
Makin 93,908 578 1,734 2,313 115 51 49 Marginal Lib Outer metro Draper, T  
Mayo 91,418 563 1,689 2,251 9,190 64 36 Safe Lib Rural Downer, A  
Port Adelaide 97,707 602 1,805 2,406 253 37 63 Safe Labor Inner metro Sawford, R  
Sturt 96,785 596 1,788 2,384 84 57 43 Fairly safe Lib Inner metro Pyne, C  
Wakefield 90,756 559 1,676 2,235 6,155 51 49 Marginal Lib Rural Fawcett, D  
TOTAL 1,051,923 6,476 19,429 25,906 985,341            
                       
*
figures update 19 June 2007
(i)
an estimate (based on the 2005 Canadian Guidelines’ suggestion of 0.42% prevalence, while assuming that population distribution is directly proportionate to the electoral population distribution and assuming an overall population of 1,542,000 people)
(ii)
an estimate (being a 3:1 ratio of those indirectly affected to estimate sufferers)
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