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Table 1 Correlation of clinical pathological characteristics in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and healthy control participants

From: Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of brain function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

  IBS (n = 31)
Mean (SD)
Controls (n = 20)
Mean (SD)
F value P value 95% CI
Age 44.13 (13.39) 43.05 (14.49) 1.542 0.220 −6.404–9.758
Anxiety 4.24 (3.81) 1.50 (1.10) 18.55 <0.001 0.984–4.501
Depression 4.27 (3.38) 1.40 (1.10) 16.88 <0.001 1.301–4.445
IBS duration 7.23 (5.91) 5.133–9.321
  1. All data are expressed as the mean (standard deviation [SD])
  2. IBS irritable bowel syndrome, n total number, CI confidence interval, P-values < 0.05 indicate a statistically significant difference