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Table 3 Correlation of pathological characteristics in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and female healthy control participants

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

  Female Patients with IBS (n = 18)
Mean (SD)
Female Control Participants
(n = 9)
Mean (SD)
F value P value 95%CI
Age (IBS)(CON) 43.72 (14.29) 42.67 (14.44) 0.162 0.691 −11.400-
13.511
Young
(n = 7)(n = 4)
28.71 (7.68) 28.25 (6.50) 0.197 0.667 −9.738–
10.666
Middle-aged
(n = 9)(n = 5)
50.67 (4.58) 54.20 (3.35) 0.756 0.402 −8.250–
1.184
Older Adult
(n = 2)(n = 0)
65.00 (5.66) 14.180–
115.820
Anxiety 5.11 (4.42) 2.11 (0.78) 16.324 <0.001 −0.085–
6.085
Depression 5.56 (3.85) 2.00 (1.00) 22.803 <0.001 0.842–
6.269
IBS duration 7.92 (5.82) 5.020–
10.810
  1. Young: 20 to 40 years old; middle-aged: 41 to 60 years old; older adult: over 60 years old
  2. All data are expressed as the mean (standard deviation [SD])
  3. IBS irritable bowel syndrome, CON healthy controls, n total number, P values < 0.05 indicate statistically significant differences