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Table 2 Factors related to IBS and work

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

  IBS cases (n = 299) Controls (n = 369) P-value
Factors: n % n %  
Abdominal symptoms affect performance at work 167 78.4 51 18.0 < 0.0001
Changed work due to abdominal problem 11 5.2 2 0.9 0.007
Confidence in healthcare      0.001
 Yes 213 72.0 307 83.4  
 Very little or none 82 28.0 60 16.3  
 Do not know 3 1.0 1 0.3  
Sense of coherence mean 61.3   67.0   < 0.0001
 (s.d.) 11.6   10.5