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Table 4 Outpatient laboratory tests five years to one year before, or one year after hospitalisation of patients with IBS diagnosed in France in 2015, according to the number of reimbursements for certain tests

From: Healthcare use by 30,000 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in France: a 5-year retrospective and one-year prospective national observational study

  Before hospitalisation After hospitalisation
Years −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 1 year
Age All All All All All* 18–39 40–59 60–74 75 + All* 18–39 40–59 60–74 75 +
N      29,509 7040 12,081 7883 2505      
  % % % % % % % % % % % % % %
CBC and platelet count
 0 2.7 3.4 4.7 7.3 14.3 14.5 16.9 12.0 9.1 36.3 46.6 40.8 26.2 18.2
 1 7.0 9.3 13.0 20.1 35.2 35.4 37.3 35.0 25.7 32.5 27.8 32.8 36.7 30.6
 2 10.4 13.4 17.6 23.9 25.7 25.9 25.0 27.1 24.4 14.6 12.2 12.9 17.9 19.5
 3 or more 79.9 73.9 64.6 48.7 24.7 24.2 20.9 25.9 40.8 16.5 13.4 13.5 19.2 31.7
CRP
 0 13.2 15.6 19.1 24.6 34.5 27.6 37.6 37.1 30.6 55.6 61.0 59.0 50.4 39.7
 1 18.7 21.3 24.5 29.0 36.1 39.5 36.8 34.4 28.5 26.6 24.2 26.0 29.0 29.2
 2 17.3 18.3 19.7 20.6 16.8 19.5 15.5 16.0 17.5 9.4 8.2 8.3 11.0 13.5
 3 or more 50.9 44.8 36.7 25.8 12.6 13.4 10.1 12.5 23.5 8.4 6.6 6.7 9.6 17.7
T.S.H.
 0 17.3 20.0 23.6 29.6 41.7 41.9 43.4 39.8 38.7 56.9 65.9 58.7 49.4 46.5
 1 20.4 22.7 26.2 31.2 38.0 40.2 38.2 37.3 32.8 28.7 23.8 28.7 32.5 31.0
 2 17.2 18.5 19.7 20.2 13.8 13.0 12.7 15.2 16.5 8.9 6.6 7.9 11.1 13.6
 3 or more 45.1 38.8 30.5 19.0 6.6 4.9 5.7 7.7 12.0 5.4 3.7 4.6 7.1 8.9
Tests for coeliac disease
 0 89.4* 89.7 90.2 90.8 91.8 81.5 93.2 96.7 98.4 97.0 94.6 97.4 97.9 99.0
 1 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.2 11.6 4.3 2.1 0.9 1.8 3.4 1.5 1.3 0.5
 2 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.4 5.4 2.0 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.4
 3 or more 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.6 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2
Stool examination for ova
 0 85.3 86.3 87.3 88.5 90.0 83.0 91.5 93.1 92.7 97.5 96.2 97.9 97.8 98.0
 1 10.6 10.0 9.4 8.6 7.7 13.3 6.5 5.0 6.3 1.8 2.5 1.5 1.7 1.8
 2 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1
 3 or more 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 2.3 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.1
  1. *P < 0.0001 for distribution comparisons between “all −1 year” vs “all 1 year”)