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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study sample

From: Overlap between irritable bowel syndrome and common gastrointestinal diagnoses: a retrospective cohort study of 29,553 outpatients in Germany

Variable Proportion affected among patients with IBS (%)
n = 29,553
Age (Mean, SD) 48.8 (18.4)
Age 18–40 34.8
Age 41–50 20.1
Age 51–65 26.4
Age > 65 18.7
Women 67.2
Men 32.8
  1. Proportions of patients in % given, unless otherwise indicated. SD standard deviation