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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of all included patients at baseline

From: Short-course Rifaximin therapy efficacy and lactulose hydrogen breath test in Chinese patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

Clinical factors LHBT (+) LHBT (−) P value
Age (mean, years) 32.13 ± 7.48 37.24 ± 9.95 0.016
Gender (M/F) 29/16 23/10 0.627
GI symptoms (mean) 17.04 ± 5.02 17.42 ± 4.40 0.724
Abdominal discomfort 2.31 ± 1.38 2.55 ± 1.23 0.432
Abdominal distension 1.84 ± 1.35 2.00 ± 1.17 0.589
Abdominal pain 3.07 ± 1.37 2.45 ± 1.37 0.056
Defecatory urgency 3.78 ± 1.31 3.79 ± 1.29 0.973
Diarrhea 4.11 ± 3.56 3.64 ± 1.06 0.460
Incomplete evacuation 2.38 ± 1.35 3.00 ± 1.39 0.053
Quality of life (mean) 506.97 ± 126.70 477.82 ± 105.95 0.273
Physical Functioning 94.78 ± 11.03 93.03 ± 6.49 0.384
Role-physical 61.11 ± 40.68 52.27 ± 40.68 0.347
Bodily pain 57.72 ± 20.48 57.27 ± 21.06 0.449
General Health 43.33 ± 19.86 43.55 ± 16.13 0.958
Vitality 57.11 ± 16.57 55.91 ± 19.86 0.778
Social Functioning 75.67 ± 20.94 68.32 ± 21.79 0.138
Role-Emotional 55.55 ± 42.05 44.44 ± 37.89 0.226
Mental Health 61.69 ± 16.79 63.03 ± 13.42 0.696