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Table 1 Sociodemographic factors for IBS cases and Controls

From: Gastrointestinal symptoms - an illness burden that affects daily work in patients with IBS

  IBS cases (n = 299) Controls (n = 369) p-value
Gender n % n % 0.18
 Male 65 22.0 65 18.0  
 Female 234 78.3 304 82.4  
Marital status      < 0.0001
 Living alone 82 28.0 62 17.0  
 Married/cohabitant 215 72.4 306 83.2  
Education      0.002
 Low 51 17.1 32 9.0  
 Medium 136 46.0 164 45.0  
 High 111 37.2 171 47.0  
Occupational status      0.31
 Employed 208 70.0 278 75.3  
 Student 23 8.0 18 5.0  
 Retired 40 14.0 47 13.0  
 Long - term sick-leave 13 4.4 9 2.4  
 Unemployed 13 4.4 17 5.0  
Born abroad 29 10.0 27 7.3 0.26
 Age mean 46,7   51,4   < 0.0001
 (s.d.) 13.0   11.8