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Table 1 Summary of baseline characteristics, endoscopic and histological findings in patients with IBS-D and controls

From: Low prevalence of ‘classical’ microscopic colitis but evidence of microscopic inflammation in Asian Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients with diarrhoea

IBS-D n(%) Controls n(%)
Total 74 Total 46
Gender Gender
Male 31(41.9%) Male 24(52.2%)
Female 43(58.1%) Female 22(47.8%)
Median age(years) 51(16–78) Median(range) 61(26–79)
Race Race
Malay 15(20.3%) Malay 8(17.4%)
Chinese 36(48.6%) Chinese 31(66%)
Indian 23(31.1%) Indian 7(14.9%)
Colonoscopic findings Colonoscopic findings
Normal 58 (78.4%) Normal 27(58.7%)
Polyps 9 (12.2%) Polyps 15(32.6%)
Diverticular disease 5 (6.8%) Diverticular disease 3(6.5%)
Haemorrhoids 2(2.7%) Haemorrhoids 1(2.2%)
Histological findings Histological findings
Normal 62(83.8%) Normal 0(97.8%)
Collagenous 1(1.4%) Collagenous colitis 0(0)
Lymphocytic colitis 0(0%) Lymphocytic colitis 0(0)
Non specific colitis 11(14.9%) Non specific colitis 1(2.2%)