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Table 6 Comparison of the patients receiving herbal therapy and those not receiving herbal therapy in terms of symptom duration, outpatient clinic admission and imaging

From: Factors affecting the use of herbal products in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their results: case–control study

Variable Using herbal therapy
(n = 102)
Median (min–max)
Not using herbal therapy
(n = 146)
Median (min–max)
P value
Symptom duration 5 (3–43) 5 (3–43) 0.881
Number of visits to a family doctor 3 (0–12) 4 (0–10)  < 0.001
Number of visits to a gastroenterology outpatient clinic 1 (0–4) 0 (0–2) 0.029
Number of colonoscopies 1 (0–3) 1 (0–3) 0.811
Number of imagings 2 (1–7) 2 (1–5) 0.159