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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of a multi-strain probiotic formulation (Bio-Kult®) in the management of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

Variable Probiotic (n = 181) Placebo (n = 179) P-value
Age (years) [mean ± SD] 32.2 ± 10.1 31.7 ± 9.7 0.642
Gender (males/ females) 136/45 145/34 0.179
IBS-D (Rome III criteria) 181 (100) 179 (100) NS
 Moderate 39 (21.5) 52 (29.1) 0.101
 Severe 142 (78.5) 127 (70.9)
Occupation:
 Service industry 59 50 0.043
 Student 51 38
 Business person 19 23
 Housewife 22 25
 Worker (painter, tailor, driver, farmer) 30 43