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Table 2 Correlation of clinical pathological characteristics in male patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and male healthy control participants

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

  Male Patients with IBS (n = 13)
Mean (SD)
Male Control Participants (n = 11)
Mean (SD)
F value P value 95% CI
Age (IBS)(CON) 46.20 (13.54) 43.36 (15.23) 1.055 0.316 −9.492–15.227
Young
(n = 4)(n = 5)
29.00 (5.72) 28.40 (7.16) 0.332 0.583 −9.552–10.752
Middle-Aged
(n = 7)(n = 6)
51.71 (6.26) 55.83 (3.49) 5.162 0.044 −10.474–2.236
Older Adult
(n = 2)(n = 0)
61.50 (0.71) 55.150–67.850
Anxiety 3.08 (2.78) 1.00 (1.10) 13.355 0.001 0.221–3.932
Depression 2.69 (1.84) 0.91 (0.94) 5.050 0.035 0.507–3.060
IBS duration 7.12 (6.27) 3.330–10.900
  1. Young: 20 to 40 years old; middle-aged: 41 to 60 years old; older adult: over 60 years old All data are expressed as the mean (standard deviation [SD])
  2. IBS irritable bowel syndrome, CON healthy controls, n total number, P values <0.05 indicate statistically significant differences