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Table 2 Association of the 5 dimensions of EQ-5D 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
Count % Count %
Mobility No Problem 236 94% 176 89%     
  Some Problems 15 6% 22 11% 1.97 (0.99 - 3.9) 0.053 2.38 a (1.15 - 4.96) 0.020
Self-care No Problem 248 99% 195 98%     
  Some Problems 3 1% 3 2% 1.27 (0.25 - 6.37) 0.770 1.58 b (0.22 - 11.52) 0.654
Usual Activity No Problem 234 93% 164 83%     
  Some Problems 17 7% 34 17% 2.85 (1.54 - 5.28) 0.001 3.63 c (1.85 - 7.14) <0.001
Pain/
Discomfort
No Pain or discomfort 143 57% 40 20%     
  Some Pain or discomfort 104 41% 150 76% 5.16 (3.35 - 7.93) <0.001 4.92 d (3.15 - 7.68) <0.001
  Extreme Pain or discomfort 4 2% 8 4% 7.15 (2.05 - 24.97) 0.002 7.93 d (2.2 - 28.57) 0.002
Anxiety/ Depression Not anxious or depressed 164 65% 94 47%     
  Moderately anxious or depressed 82 33% 96 48% 2.04 (1.38 - 3.01) <0.001 2.39 e (1.57 - 3.64) <0.001
  Extremely anxious or depressed 5 2% 8 4% 2.79 (0.89 - 8.78) 0.079 3.68 e (1.08 - 12.5) 0.037
  1. a adjusted on Age and Education (remained significant on multivariate analysis).
  2. b adjusted on Age and Education (remained significant on multivariate analysis).
  3. c adjusted on Work and Education (remained significant on multivariate analysis).
  4. d adjusted on Education (remained significant on multivariate analysis).
  5. e adjusted on Age and Education (remained significant on multivariate analysis).