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Table 2 Frequency, bothersomeness, and severity of symptoms among respondents with IBS-D (diagnosed and undiagnosed)

From: Health-related quality of life, work productivity, and indirect costs among patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea

  Response Respondents
n = 875a
IBS severity, n (%) Mild 325 (37.1)
Moderate 441 (50.4)
Severe 109 (12.5)
Frequency of IBS symptoms, n (%) Daily 120 (13.7)
4–6 times a week 114 (13.0)
2–3 times a week 186 (21.3)
Once a week 112 (12.8)
2–3 times a month 204 (23.3)
Once a month or less often 139 (15.9)
Bothersomeness of IBS symptoms, n (%) Not at all bothersome 51 (5.8)
Somewhat bothersome 335 (38.3)
Bothersome 241 (27.5)
Very bothersome 162 (18.5)
Extremely bothersome 86 (9.8)
  1. aNot all IBS-D respondents provided a response
  2. Abbreviations: IBS irritable bowel syndrome, IBS-D irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea