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Table 1 The number of patients included in study, time from diagnosis (years), requirements for surgery and those who had attended the Gastroenterology Outpatients in 2007.

From: How do patients with inflammatory bowel disease want their biological therapy administered?

   Number of respondents (%)
   n = 78
Mean age of respondent   44 years
Diagnoses Ulcerative Colitis 40 (51%)
  Crohn's Disease 28 (36%)
  Indeterminate colitis 10 (13%)
Time from diagnosis (years) <1 year 1 (2.6%)
  1-3 years 19 (24.4%)
  4-7 years 24 (30%)
  8-10 years 10 (12.8%)
  >10 years 24 (30%)
Requirement(s) for surgery Total number of patients who had previous surgery 18 (23%)
  1 operation 9 (47%)
  2 operations 1 (6%)
  3 operations 2 (12%)
  4 or more operations 6 (35%)
No. of patients attending the Gastroenterology Outpatient Department in previous 12 months One visit 24 (31%)
  two visits 18 (23%)
  three or more visits 22 (28%)