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Table 1 Demographic data and clinical characteristics of the 596 coeliac disease patients

From: Predictors of persistent symptoms and reduced quality of life in treated coeliac disease patients: a large cross-sectional study

Female, n (%) 452 (76)
Current age, median (range), years 55 (19–92)
Age at diagnosis, median (range), years 44 (1–82)
Site of diagnosis, n (%)  
  Primary care 149 (25)
  Secondary or tertiary care 446 (75)
Presenting symptom at time of diagnosis, n (%)  
  Gastrointestinal 1 410 (69)
  Extraintestinal 2 95 (16)
  Screen-detected 3 91 (15)
Coeliac disease in family, n (%) 372 (62)
Coeliac disease-associated disorders, n (%)  
  Type 1 diabetes mellitus 14 (2)
  Thyroid disease 107 (18)
Gluten-free diet, n (%)  
Strict 520 (88)
Occasional gluten 76 (12)
No diet 0
Consumption of oats, n (%) 487 (82)
Duration of gluten-free diet, median (range), years 10 (1–53)
  1. 1Stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation, heartburn, flatulence, swelling, anaemia, malabsorption.
  2. 2Dermatitis herpetiformis, tiredness, joint pains, neurologic symptoms, gynaecologic problems.
  3. 3Coeliac disease in relatives, presence of autoimmune disorder.