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Table 1 Prevalence of abdominal pain predominant functional gastrointestinal disorders according to sex

From: Functional gastrointestinal diseases and psychological maladjustment, personality traits and quality of life

  Boys
(n = 779)
Girls
(n = 918)
Total
(n = 1697)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - Total 38 4.9% 36 3.9% 74 4.4%
 IBS-diarrhoea predominant 11 1.4% 11 1.2% 22 1.3%
 IBS-constipation predominant 5 0.6% 13 1.4% 18 1.1%
 IBS-mixed 8 1.0% 5 0.5% 13 0.8%
 IBS-untyped 14 1.8% 7 0.8% 21 1.2%
Functional dyspepsia 8 1.0% 17 1.9% 25 1.5%
Abdominal migraine 13 1.7% 41* 4.5% 54 3.2%
Functional abdominal pain 40 5.1% 27 2.9% 67 4.0%
Abdominal pain predominant FGDs-total 80 10.3% 122 13.3% 202 11.9%
  1. FGIDs = functional gastrointestinal disorders
  2. *p = 0.001, chi-square test, girls vs. boys