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Dizziness is a common symptom: the prevalence in the general population ranges from 15% to 30%, and approaches 50% for patients aged over 85 years. (1) Women are more commonly affected than men and up to 8% of primary care visits are linked to dizziness. (2)


1. Kerber KA, Callaghan BC, Telian SA, et al. Dizziness symptom type prevalence and overlap: a US nationally representative survey. Am J Med. 2017 Dec;130(12):1465;e1-1465;e9.

2. Bösner S, Schwarm S, Grevenrath P, et al. Prevalence, aetiologies and prognosis of the symptom dizziness in primary care - a systematic review. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Feb 20;19(1):33.

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