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Table 3 Severity of symptoms in subjects with IBS

From: IgG and IgG4 antibodies in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome: a case control study in the general population

  IgG food panelsA IgGB IgG4C
OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
HSCL101 (1–4) 1.70 (1.03 to 2.79) 0.038 1.78 (1.07 to 2.95) 0.027 1.78 (1.08 to 2.94) 0.024
IgG against FP52 0.99 (0.98 to 1.00) 0.003     
IgG against FP733 1.05 (1.00 to 1.11) 0.060     
IgG against milk, mg/L    0.99 (0.97 to 1.01) 0.41   
IgG against egg, mg/L    0.99 (0.98 to 1.00) 0.002   
IgG against wheat, mg/L    1.00 (0.97 to 1.03) 0.93   
IgG against cod, mg/L    0.97 (0.85 to 1.11) 0.70   
IgG against pork, mg/L    1.07 (0.92 to 1.25) 0.36   
IgG against chicken, mg/L    1.14 (1.03 to 1.27) 0.009   
IgG against beef, mg/L    0.75 (0.60 to 0.94) 0.012   
IgG against brewer’s yeast, mg/L    1.03 (0.99 to 1.07) 0.14   
IgG against Candida albicans, mg/L    1.00 (1.00 to 1.01) 0.072   
IgG4 against milk, mg/L      0.99 (0.96 to 1.01) 0.32
IgG4 against egg, mg/L      0.98 (0.96 to 1.00) 0.014
IgG4 against wheat, mg/L      1.02 (0.92 to 1.12) 0.73
IgG4 against Candida albicans, mg/L      2.44 (0.096 to 6.23) 0.062
Vegetables (100 g/day)    1.33 (1.03 to 1.72) 0.031   
Coffee (100 ml/day) 1.07 (0.99 to 1.16) 0.080 1.09 (1.01 to 1.19) 0.031 1.07 (0.99 to 1.17) 0.078
Alcohol (units/day) 1.56 (1.03 to 2.37) 0.038 1.51 (0.99 to 2.29) 0.054 1.54 (1.02 to 2.34) 0.042
  1. All antibodies and other variables with p < 0.1 are shown. Enter ordinal regression.
  2. 1Hopkins Symptom Checklist 10 for mood disorder measurement.
  3. 2food panel with the following allergens: milk, egg, cod, wheat, soybean and peanut.
  4. 3food panel with the following meat allergens: chicken, beef, pork and lamb.
  5. Variables included:
  6. A: age, gender, smoking, number of diseases, allergic rhinitis, HSCL10, musculoskeletal disease, IgG against FP5, IgG against FP73, dairy products, fruits and berries, vegetables, potatoes, carbonated beverages, coffee, tea, water, juice, alcohol, omega-3 fatty acids.
  7. B: age, gender, smoking, number of diseases, allergic rhinitis, HSCL10, musculoskeletal disease, IgG against milk, IgG against egg, IgG against wheat, IgG against cod, IgG against pork, IgG against chicken, IgG against beef, IgG against brewers’ yeast, IgG against Candida albicans, dairy products, fruits and berries, vegetables, potatoes, carbonated beverages, coffee, tea, water, juice, alcohol, omega-3 fatty acids.
  8. C: age, gender, smoking, number of diseases, allergic rhinitis, HSCL10, musculoskeletal disease, IgG4 against milk, IgG4 against egg, IgG4 against wheat, IgG4 against Candida albicans, dairy products, fruits and berries, vegetables, potatoes, carbonated beverages, coffee, tea, water, juice, alcohol, omega-3 fatty acids.