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Table 2 Self-rated health and functional capacity of respondents meeting the different criteria for the GI symptom complexes and overlaps between the criteria

From: Self-rated health and functional capacity in individuals reporting overlapping symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome - a population based study

    General self-rated health, n (%) Functional capacity, n (%)
  Age, mean (SD) Women (%) Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor Yes, mostly Yes, sometimes No, almost never I don’t know
All (N = 47090) 51.7 (15.5) 24 639 (52.3%) 5771 (12.3%) 16 637 (35.4%) 19 003 (40.5%) 4733 (10.1%) 793 (1.7%) 37 656 (80.2%) 7018 (15.0%) 1947 (4.2%) 316 (0.7%)
Non GERD/IBS/FD
N = 37 137 (78.9%)
51.9 (15.5) 18 739 (50.5%) 5406 (14.6%) 14 508 (39.2%) 14 241 (38.5%) 2559 (6.9%) 318 (0.9%) 31 399 (84.8%) 4463 (12.1%) 953 (2.6%) 219 (0.6%)
Only GERD
N = 2823 (6.0%)
52.7 (14.8) 1479 (52.4%) 103 (3.7%) 639 (22.7%) 1452 (51.7%) 525 (18.7%) 91 (3.2%) 1924 (68.5%) 662 (23.6%) 198 (7.1%) 26 (0.9%)
Only IBS
N = 2741 (5.8%)
46.7 (15.2) 1790 (65.3%) 126 (4.6%%) 729 (26.7%) 1345 (49.3%) 462 (16.9%) 67 (2.5%) 1888 (69.2%) 642 (23.5%) 178 (6.5%) 21 (0.8%)
Only FD
N = 1338 (2.8%)
53.5 (16.3) 759 (56.7%) 81 (6.1%) 337 (25.3%) 585 (43.9%) 261 (19.6%) 68 (5.1%) 870 (65.3%) 301 (22.6%) 147 (11.0%) 14 (1.1%)
GERD + IBS
N = 790 (1.7%)
51.2 (14.8) 472 (59.7%) 18 (2.3%) 120 (15.2%) 391 (49.6%) 213 (27.0%) 46 (5.8%) 442 (56.1%) 250 (31.7%) 91 (11.6%) 5 (0.6%)
FD + IBS
N = 610 (1.3%)
49.1 (15.5) 409 (67.0%) 12 (1.9%) 111 (18.3%) 266 (43.9%) 169 (27.9%) 48 (7.9%) 330 (54.5%) 173 (28.6%) 98 (16.2%) 5 (0.8%)
GERD + FD
N = 881 (1.9%)
54.8 (13.7) 511 (58.0%) 19 (2.2%) 137 (15.6%) 429 (48.9%) 225 (25.7%) 67 (7.6%) 499 (56.9%) 242 (27.6%) 122 (13.9%) 14 (1.6%)
GERD + FD + IBS
N = 770 (1.6%)
51.8 (14.4) 480 (62.3%) 6 (0.8%) 56 (7.3%) 294 (38.5%) 319 (41.8%) 88 (11.5%) 304 (39.8%) 285 (37.4%) 160 (21.0%) 14 (1.8%)
  1. GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease, IBS irritable bowel syndrome, FD Functional dyspepsia