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Table 2 Distribution of IBS prevalence by respondent characteristics. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

From: Irritable bowel syndrome: prevalence, risk factors in an adult Lebanese population

Characteristics Yes No   
N % N % Total N P-value
Sex 111 20.1 442 79.9 553  
 Male 44 16.9 217 83.1 261 0.046
 Female 67 22.9 225 77.1 292  
Education level*
 Secondary/Technical 14 14.7 81 85.3 95  
 University Degree 73 20.5 283 79.5 356
 Higher Studies 24 25.5 70 74.5 94 0.182
Cigarettes Smoking
 Never 57 18.4 252 81.6 309  
 Ever 54 22.1 190 77.9 244 0.167
Waterpipe Smoking
 Never 49 16.6 246 83.4 295  
 Ever 62 24.0 196 76.0 258 0.019
Alcohol Consumption a
 Never 55 16.1 286 83.9 341 0.002
 Ever 56 26.5 155 73.5 211  
Physical Activity a
 Yes 71 19.9 285 79.6 356 0.49
 None 40 20.4 156 80.1 196  
Food Intolerancea
 Yes 10 35.7 18 64.3 28  
 No 101 19.3 422 80.7 523 0.037
  1. aTotals do not add up to 553 due to missing data