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Table 7 The risk factors, barriers, health problems, and subjective overall health of the participants with positive serologic studies

From: Barriers impeding serologic screening for celiac disease in clinically high-prevalence populations

  Qualifying risk factors on telephone interview Barriers identified on survey/questionnaire Symptoms on survey/questionnaire Co-morbid health problems on survey/questionnaire IgA tTG titer Overall health
1 Abdominal pain Don’t know where to get tested Abdominal pain Autoimmune thyroid disease 29 Very good
Autoimmune thyroid disease
Bone disease
Bone disease Don’t think my doctor knows which test to order Gas/bloating Chronic fatigue syndrome
My doctor won’t test me Anxiety Depression (diagnosed)
Don’t want to eat gluten to be tested Symptoms of depression Fibromyalgia
  Bone pain
Skin rash
  Muscle pain
Recurring headaches or migraines
2 1st degree family member with Celiac Disease No symptoms to cause me to want to be tested Symptoms of depression Anemia, unknown cause 128 Very good
No insurance Fatigue Other: “chronic headaches”
Anemia Not motivated to get tested Recurring headaches or migraines
3 1st degree family member with celiac disease Don’t have a doctor to test me Abdominal pain Infertility 18 Good
Gas/bloating IBS
Don’t have insurance Nausea Iron deficiency anemia
Abdominal pain Don’t think doctor knows which test to order Diarrhea
Diarrhea Anxiety
IBS Symptoms of depression
Recurring headaches or Migraines
Muscle pain
Poor dental enamel formation
Mouth sores
Tingling extremities
Joint pain
    Weight loss (unintentional)