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Table 1 Clinical and demographic features of all study subjects

From: Involvement of mucosal flora and enterochromaffin cells of the caecum and descending colon in diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

 

IBS-D patients

HCs

P

Age, mean ± SD, years

(46.7 ± 10.8)

(44.4 ± 9.9)

0.469

Sex, male/female, n (%)

9/13(41/59)

15/7(68/32)

0.069

BMI

22.6 ± 2.3

24.1 ± 2.5

0.066

HAM-A

6.64 ± 3.71

1.36 ± 1.14

<  0.0001

HAM-D

4.00 ± 3.15

1.27 ± 0.98

<  0.0001

Frequency of defecation

4.59 ± 2.06

1.18 ± 0.39

<  0.0001

Degree of abdominal pain

50.00 ± 14.80

Frequency of abdominal pain

59.09 ± 21.80

Duration of disease

4.64 ± 2.72

IBS-SSS

194.55 ± 51.71

  1. BMI Body mass index, HAM-A Hamilton anxiety scale, HAM-D Hamilton depression scale