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Table 1 Comparative characteristics of patients with lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis

From: Cancer risk in microscopic colitis: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristic Lymphocytic colitis Microscopic colitis p-value
Mean age at diagnosis (in years) (SD) 59.5 (18.1) 62.5 (13.1) 0.15
Gender    0.13
 Female 73% 82%  
 Male 27% 18%  
Race / Ethnicity    0.50
 White 93% 95%  
 Non-white 7% 5%  
 Ever smoking 47% 43% 0.58
 Aspirin use 37% 33% 0.56
 NSAID use 12% 23% 0.03
Treatment for MC
 Budesonide 45% 55% 0.12
 Prednisone 7% 13% 0.11
 Cholestyramine 12% 19% 0.15
 Immunosuppressant 9% 13% 0.26
Mean number of episodes (SD) 1.77 (1.68) 1.40 (1.25) 0.059