Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with IBS and SIBO

From: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in irritable bowel syndrome: are there any predictors?

Characteristics All patients (N = 98) IBS with SIBO (n = 35) Odds ratio* (95% CI)
Age >55 y, n (%) 28 (29) 16 (46) 3.6 (1.4-9.0)
Female, n (%) 76 (78) 32 (91) 4.0 (1.1-14.5)
IBS subtype, n (%)    
   IBS-C 51 (52) 19 (54) 1.2 (0.5-2.6)
   IBS-D 38 (39) 15 (43) 1.3 (0.6-3.0)
   IBS-A 9 (9) 1 (3) 0.2 (0.02-1.7)
Medications,** n (%)    
   Tegaserod 15 (15) 6 (17) 1.1 (0.4-3.3)
   Opiate analgesic 38 (39) 13 (37) 1.0 (0.4-2.3)
   Proton pump inhibitor 21 (21) 7 (20) 0.8 (0.3-2.1)
  1. IBS: irritable bowel syndrome; SIBO: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth; CI: confidence interval; IBS-C: constipation-predominant IBS; IBS-D: diarrhea-predominant IBS; IBS-A: alternating IBS.
  2. *Comparing patients with IBS versus patients with IBS and SIBO, **Previous and current use of specific IBS therapy.