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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in this cohort

From: Diagnostic yield of esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, and small bowel endoscopy in Thai adults with chronic diarrhea

Characteristics (N = 550)
Age (years), mean ± SD 54.16 ± 15.33
Male gender, n (%) 256/550 (46.5%)
Body mass index (kg/m2), mean ± SD 21.78 ± 4.84
Comorbidity, n (%)
 Diabetes mellitus 96/550 (17.4%)
 Kidney disease 49/550 (8.9%)
 Liver disease 46/550 (8.4%)
 Human immunodeficiency virus 29/550 (5.3%)
 Immunosuppressive agents 58/550 (10.5%)
Presentation, n (%)
 Duration of symptoms (weeks), median (IQR) 12 (5–24)
 Diarrhea characters  
  Watery 440/550 (80.0%)
  Bloody 126/550 (22.9%)
  Steatorrhea 10/550 (1.8%)
 Abdominal pain 202/550 (36.7%)
 Nausea/vomiting 63/550 (10.9%)
 Fever 47/550 (8.5%)
 Weight loss 307/550 (55.8%)
 Significant weight loss (more than 10% of usual weight) 155/550 (28.2%)
 Amount of weight loss (kg), median (IQR) 2 (0–7)
 Edema 56/550 (10.2%)
Investigations
 Hemoglobin (g/dL), mean ± SD (n = 515) 11.63 ± 2.34
 Albumin (g/dL), mean ± SD (n = 431) 3.59 ± 0.99
 Stool fat, n (%) 36/110 (32.7%)
  1. EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range