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Table 5 Specific lifetime 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* + 247 22.6% 24 34.8% .017 2.0 1.2 - 3.4 30 33.0% .018 1.8 1.1 - 2.9
MDD Single Episode + 121 11.1% 8 11.6% .843 1.1 0.5 - 2.3 13 14.3% .290 1.4 0.7 - 2.6
MDD Recurrent Episodes* + 126 11.5% 16 23.2% .005 2.7 1.5 - 4.9 17 18.7% .039 2.0 1.1 - 3.4
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
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* + 31 2.8% 4 5.8% .126 2.2 0.7 - 6.4 6 6.6% .039 2.6 1.0 - 6.6
Panic Disorder + 59 5.4% 5 7.2% .413 1.4 0.5 - 3.6 7 7.7% .330 1.5 0.7 - 3.4
Agoraphobia with no panic disorder - 8 0.7% 0 0.0%     0 0.0%    
Social Phobia + 23 2.1% 2 2.9% .652 1.3 0.3 - 5.9 2 2.2% 1.000 1.0 0.2 - 4.4
Specific Phobia + 36 3.3% 4 5.8% .279 1.9 0.6 - 5.6 5 5.5% .218 1.8 0.7 - 4.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder + 14 1.3% 2 2.9% 1.000 2.7 0.6 - 12.7 2 2.2% 1.000 1.9 0.4 - 8.9
Anxiety NOS + 17 1.6% 2 2.9% .292 2.0 0.4 - 9.0 2 2.2% .647 1.4 0.3 - 6.4
  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