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Table 2 Response to cholestyramine. BMI: Body mass index. Obesity was considered when the BMI was 30.0 or higher. Faecal urgency: is defined as the sudden need to rush to empty one's bowels

From: Prevalence of biliary acid malabsorption in patients with chronic diarrhoea of functional characteristics: a prospective study

  No response Response p value
N = 10 N = 6
Age, years 39 (30.5–44.7) 31.5 (20.5–49.2) 0.447
Sex, male, % 7 /70%) 3 (50) 0.607
Obesity BMI ≥ 30, % 4 (50) 0 (0) 0.236
BMI, Kg/m2 28.9 (25.7–33.7) 24.2 (23–26.3) 0.540
Abdominal pain, % 5 (50) 0 (0) 0.231
Symptoms duration before SeHCAT, months 16.4 (10.9–26.6) 15.33 (13.8–6) 0.302
Faecal urgency, % 2 (22.2) 2 (33.3) 1.000
Number of stools 5 (3–6) 5 (3–7) 1.000
SeHCAT retention, % 4.5 (1.6–5.6) 3.5 (0.0–9.6) 1.000
Dose of cholestyramine, grams 4.5 (2–7.5) 3 (3–3.7) 0.661
Patients with adverse events, % 4 (40) 3 (50) 1.000