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Table 3 Associations between the patient characteristics and diagnostic delay in 136 children with inflammatory bowel disease

From: Impact of diagnostic delay to the clinical presentation and associated factors in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: a retrospective study

  Delay ≥ 6 months Delay ≥ 12 months
% OR1 95% CI % OR1 95% CI
Demographic data
 Male (vs. female) 59.7 1.26 0.64–2.49 63.0 1.39 0.58–3.31
 Age 13–17 year vs. < 13 year 37.1 0.73 0.37–1.46 40.7 0.98 0.42–2.30
 IBD in relatives 14.5 0.67 0.27–1.65 18.5 1.08 0.36–3.20
Symptoms
 Abdominal pain 74.2 2.07 1.004.31 74.1 1.66 0.64–4.26
 Diarrhea 51.6 0.96 0.49–1.88 48.1 0.82 0.35–1.90
 Blood in stool 46.8 0.28 0.140.59 40.7 0.33 0.140.77
 Poor growth 32.2 0.83 0.41–1.69 37.0 1.15 0.48–2.75
 Constipation 11.3 1.44 0.46–4.54 14.8 1.93 0.55–6.83
 Nausea or vomiting 11.3 1.76 0.53–5.84 7.4 1.39 0.35–5.52
 Other2 59.7 1.40 0.71–2.77 63.0 1.50 0.63–3.56
  1. Bolded values are statistically significant
  2. CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio. 1Binary logistic regression analysis; 2E.g. tiredness, fever, oral symptoms, arthralgia