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Table 3 Average daily stool frequency, low, medium and high stool frequencies in patients with an without SIBO

From: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth mimicking acute flare as a pitfall in patients with Crohn's Disease

  SIBO (n = 38) No SIBO (n = 112)  
  n % n % p
< 3 stools/day 7 18.4% 49 43.8% 0.005
3–6 stools/day 20 52.6% 50 44.6% 0.394
> 6 stools/day 11 28.9% 13 11.6% 0.012
  Median 95%-CI Range Median 95%-CI Range  
stools per day 5.9 +/- 1.9 1–22 3.7 +/- 0.5 1–15 0.003