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Table 4 Specific current psychiatric diagnoses in relation to current and lifetime IBS

From: Prevalence of mood and anxiety disorder in self reported irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). An epidemiological population based study of women

     Current IBS Lifetime IBS
   Total prevalence % of total With IBS % with IBS Fisher exact test OR 95% CI With IBS % with IBS Fisher exact test OR 95% CI
MDD + 49 4.5% 5 7.2% .229 1.9 0.7 - 4.9 5 5.5% .591 1.3 0.5 - 3.5
MDD Dysthmia + 63 5.8% 6 8.7% .280 1.7 0.7 - 4.1 6 6.6% .639 1.2 0.5 - 2.9
Dysthymia + 19 1.7% 2 2.9% .339 1.7 0.4 - 7.7 2 2.2% .669 1.3 0.3 - 5.6
Bipolar Spectrum - 24 2.2% 1 1.4% 1.000 0.6 0.1 - 4.8 2 2.2% 1.000 0.9 0.2 - 4.1
Minor Depression* + 13 1.2% 4 5.8% .007 6.8 2.0 - 23.0 4 4.4% .018 5.1 1.5 - 17.0
Generalised Anxiety Disorder* + 10 0.9% 4 5.8% .002 10.9 2.9 - 40.2 4 4.4% .007 7.5 2.1 - 27.5
Panic Disorder + 14 1.3% 2 2.9% .219 2.5 0.6 - 11.8 2 2.2% .331 1.8 0.4 - 8.5
Agoraphobia with no panic disorder - 6 0.5% 0 0.0%     0 0.0%    
Social Phobia + 10 0.9% 2 2.9% .127 3.8 0.8 - 18.3 2 2.2% .202 2.7 0.6 - 12.9
Specific Phobia + 32 2.9% 4 5.8% .137 2.2 0.7 - 6.6 5 5.5% .181 2.1 0.8 - 5.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder* + 6 0.5% 2 2.9% .050 10.1 1.6 - 61.9 2 2.2% .084 7.2 1.2 - 43.8
Anxiety, not otherwise specified + 12 1.1% 1 1.4% .544 1.3 0.2 - 10.7 1 1.1% 1.000 1.0 0.1 - 7.8
  1. Psychiatric conditions with a prevalence of n < 6 were excluded for power reasons.
  2. * p < .05 for current or lifetime IBS
  3. + association (significant or not) in positive direction
  4. - association (significant or not) in negative direction