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Table 2 IBS-C symptoms at baseline

From: Economic burden of moderate to severe irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in six European countries

  FRANCE GERMANY ITALY SPAIN SWEDEN UK TOTAL
N 59 102 112 112 36 104 525
IBS-SSS categorical items, n (%)
 Current abdominal pain 53 (89.8) 99 (97.1) 108 (96.4) 107 (95.5) 34 (94.4) 102 (98.1) 503 (95.8)
 Current abdominal distention 52 (88.1) 91 (89.2) 106 (94.6) 104 (92.9) 34 (94.4) 100 (96.2) 487 (92.8)
IBS-SSS score (SD)
 Severity of abdominal paina 57.5 (25.3) 49.3 (23.8) 59.8 (19.8) 56.5 (21.4)3 56.6 (21.0)4 71.7 (20.6) 59.1 (22.9)
 Number of days with abdominal painb 7.0 (2.9) 5.4 (2.8) 5.4 (2.8) 5.7 (2.8) 6.8 (3.0)5 6.9 (3.0) 6.0 (2.9)
 Severity of abdominal distentiona 66.5 (23.6)1 60.0 (21.4)2 64.8 (20.8) 65.0 (23.6) 66.6 (19.8) 75.2 (19.5) 66.4 (22.0)
 Dissatisfaction with bowel habitsa 71.6 (23.3) 69.0 (23.7) 78.9 (20.2) 77.9 (19.6) 75.8 (23.6) 82.9 (20.9) 76.6 (22.0)
 Interference with life in generala 79.5 (15.9) 68.2 (19.0) 59.6 (25.5) 71.4 (21.0) 70.9 (16.0) 79.4 (19.9) 70.7 (21.8)
 IBS-SSS overall score c 338.9 (78.6) 288.3 (78.8) 311.1 (75.1) 315.4 (82.2) 317.3 (81.8) 373.1 (82.5) 323.2 (84.3)
Categorical severity of IBS-C, n (%)
 Mild (< 175) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Moderate (175 ≤ 300) 17 (28.8) 58 (56.9) 43 (38.4) 47 (42.0) 16 (44.4) 21 (20.2) 202 (38.5)
 Severe (> 300) 37 (62.7) 44 (43.1) 68 (60.7) 64 (57.1) 20 (55.6) 82 (78.8) 315 (60.0)
  1. a0–100; best to worst. bin every10 days. c0–500; best to worst. 1N = 52. 2N = 91. 3N = 99. 4N = 30. 5N = 32
  2. IBS-SSS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptom Severity Scale, SD Standard Deviation