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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Acceptability, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of internet-based exposure treatment for irritable bowel syndrome in a clinical sample: a randomized controlled trial

  Total sample (n = 61) Treatment group (n = 30) Waiting list (n = 31)
% Female 74% 77% 71%
Age (SD) 34.9 (11.3) 33.5 (11.2) 36.3 (11.3)
Years with IBS (SD) 11.5 (11.8) 11.7 (12.7) 11.3 (11.1)
IBS subtype %    
   Constipation 21% 20% 23%
   Diarrhea 30% 27% 32%
   Mixed 49% 53% 45%
Married % 81% 77% 84%
Education %    
   Elementary school 5% 7% 3%
   High school 30% 33% 26%
   University degree 62% 60% 65%
   Doctoral degree 3% 0% 7%
Employment status %    
   Employed 79% 73% 84%
   Unemployed 3% 7% 0%
   Student 15% 17% 13%
   Retired 3% 3% 3%