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Table 3 Demographic and pathological data of IBS subgroups

From: The frequency of microscopic and focal active colitis in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

  IBS subgroups p
  IBS-C (n = 64) IBS-M (n = 90) IBS-D (n = 72)  
α Age (Mean ± SD) 43.54 ± 13.17 47.53 ± 13.54 46.68 ± 15.57 0.211
b Gender (female,%) 43 (67.2%) 45 (50%) 37 (51.4%) 0.077
β Lymphochytic colitis n (%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.1%) 6 (8.3%) 0.007**
β Focal active colitis n (%) 1 (1.6%) 10 (11.1%) 4 (5.6%) 0.058
  1. α Oneway Anova test
  2. β χ 2 test or Fisher's exact test
  3. **p < 0.01