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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