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Table 1 Basal characteristics: Patients with ulcerative colitis in remission and controls

From: Patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis in remission do not have more irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms than controls

  Ulcerative colitis in remission (n = 55) Controls (n = 33) p-value
Mean age years (SD) 49 (14.2) 52 (10.2) 0.27
Women 45% 60% 0.03*
Median disease duration in years (IQR) 17.5 (17)   
Montreal classification:
 A1 18%   
 A2 67%   
 A3 15%   
 E1 0%   
 E2 20%   
 E3 80%   
 5-ASA 85%   
Immune modulators 20%   
Biologics 2%   
Median fecal calprotectin μg/g (IQR) 37 (42) 21 (18) <0.02*
  1. *Statistically significant
  2. Ulcerative colitis in remission was defined by steroid-free clinical remission, a Mayo Score ≤1 on endoscopy, a fecal calprotectin ≤200 μg/g and no significant active inflammation on colon biopsies