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Table 3 Associations between poor self-rated health, impaired functional capacity and GI symptom complexes

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

  Total cohort Men Women
   20–49 years ≥50 years 20–49 years ≥50 years
Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) of poor self-rated health of the total cohort and stratified on age and gender
 Non-GERD/FD/IBS 1 1 1 1 1
 Only GERD 3.33 (3.02–3.67) 4.19 (3.31–5.31) 2.84 (2.37–3.41) 3.46 (2.77–4.31) 3.28 (2.78–3.86)
 Only IBS 2.85 (2.58–3.16) 3.95 (3.09–5.07) 3.50 (2.80–4.37) 2.59 (2.15–3.12) 2.67 (2.21–3.22)
 Only FD 3.89 (3.42–4.44) 3.09 (2.08–4.58) 3.88 (3.06–4.92) 3.92 (2.98–5.17) 4.01 (3.22–4.99)
 Two symptom complexes (FD + GERD, FD + IBS or GERD + IBS) 6.07 (5.52–6.67) 6.32 (4.86–8.22) 5.72 (4.75–6.90) 7.69 (6.37–9.27) 5.08 (4.32–5.98)
 Three symptom complexes (FD + GERD + IBS) 13.57 (11.71–15.73) 17.01 (11.88–24.36) 12.87 (9.34–17.72) 15.99 (11.90–21.50) 11.47 (8.99–14.63)
Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) of impaired functional capacity of the total cohort and stratified on age and gender
 Non-GERD/FD/IBS 1 1 1 1 1
 Only GERD 2.88 (2.46–3.38) 3.34 (2.24–4.99) 2.75 (2.07–3.67) 3.49 (2.50–4.88) 2.42 (1.82–3.20)
 Only IBS 2.65 (2.24–3.12) 3.48 (2.32–5.22) 3.15 (2.22–4.48) 2.57 (1.92–3.44) 2.27 (1.66–3.10)
 Only FD 4.72 (3.93–5.67) 2.73 (1.41–5.26) 5.54 (4.05–7.59) 4.24 (2.84–6.34) 4.79 (3.53–6.50)
 Two symptom complexes (FD + GERD, FD + IBS or GERD + IBS) 6.05 (5.28–6.93) 6.62 (4.51–9.72) 5.46 (4.18–7.15) 7.67 (5.91–9.97) 5.01 (3.96–6.33)
 Three symptom complexes (FD + GERD + IBS) 10.22 (8.49–12.31) 13.43 (8.41–21.46) 11.50 (7.89–16.77) 13.96 (9.80–19.89) 6.50 (4.65–9.10)
  1. Poor self-related health is categorised as ‘Fair’ and ‘Poor’. Impaired functional capacity is categorised as ‘No’, and ‘Almost never’
  2. GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease, FD functional dyspepsia, IBS irritable bowel syndrome