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Table 1 Factors associated with IBS status

From: The impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome on health-related quality of life: a Singapore perspective

  IBS Odds ratio (univariate analysis) Odds ratio (multivariate analysis)
No Yes OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Age [Median years (IQR)] 57 (50–62) 52 (44–59) 0.97 (0.95 - 0.99) <0.001 0.98 (0.96 - 0.995) .012
Gender Male 102 42% 105 53%     
  Female 143 58% 92 47% 0.62 (0.43 - 0.91) 0.015   
Race Chinese 230 93% 179 91%     
  Indian 11 4% 11 6% 1.28 (0.54 - 3.03) 0.567   
  Malay 1 0% 2 1% 2.57 (0.23 - 28.57) 0.442   
  Others 5 2% 5 3% 1.28 (0.37 - 4.51) 0.695   
Education Low level 135 56% 74 38%     
  High level 105 44% 121 62% 2.1 (1.43 - 3.09) <0.001 1.7 (1.114 - 2.581) .014
Work Unemployed 114 47% 68 35%     
  Employed 128 53% 128 65% 1.68 (1.14 - 2.47) 0.009   
Illness in yourself No 53 24% 44 24%     
  Yes 170 76% 136 76% 0.96 (0.61 - 1.52) 0.874   
Illness in Family No 81 50% 83 55%     
  Yes 82 50% 68 45% 0.81 (0.52 - 1.26) 0.350