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Table 1 Demographic data a

From: Remarkable prevalence of coeliac disease in patients with irritable bowel syndrome plus fibromyalgia in comparison with those with isolated irritable bowel syndrome: a case-finding study

     IBS/FMS cases  
P value Classified by Marsh stage P value
  IBS IBS/FMS (IBS vs. FMS) Marsh stage 0 Marsh stage 1 Marsh stage 3 (Marsh stages 1 and 3 vs. Marsh stage 0)
Sample size 125 104 NA 39 58 7 <0.001
Females 104 (84) 93 (89) 0.122 34 (87) 52 (90) 7 (100) 0.595
Age, years 51 (8) 50 (8) 0.668 49 (7) 51 (9) 49 (12) 0.146
BMI, kg/m2 27 (4) 26 (4) 0.388 25 (3) 28 (5) 24 (3) 0.003
Marital status        
 Single 3 (2) 2 (2) 0.748 1 (3) 2 (3) 1 (14) 0.892
 Married 103 (82) 92 (89) 0.272 33 (85) 52 (90) 4 (57) 1.000
 Domestic partnership 10 (8) 5 (5) 0.481 4 (10) 1 (0) 1 (14) 0.123
 Separated/divorced 10 (8) 5 (5) 0.481 1 (3) 3 (5) 1 (14) 0.722
Education level        
 None 2 (2) 2 (2) 0.748 2 (5) 2 (3) 1 (14) 0.834
 Primary school 92 (73) 75 (72) 0.918 29 (74) 42 (72) 2 (28) 0.865
 Secondary education 27 (22) 24 (23) 0.914 10 (26) 11 (19) 3 (42) 0.810
 Higher education 4 (3) 3 (3) 0.804 3 (8) 3 (5) 1 (14) 0.449
Labour status        
 Employed 59 (47) 47 (45) 0.864 21 (54) 24 (41) 2 (29) 0.242
 Unemployed 26 (21) 22 (21) 0.922 7 (18) 13 (22) 2 (29) 0.844
 Householder chores 23 (18) 19 (18) 0.883 8 (20) 9 (15) 2 (29) 0.709
 Retired/pensioner 17 (14) 16 (15) 0.846 3 (8) 12 (21) 1 (14) 0.160
Participants with relatives diagnosed with CD 12 (11) NA 2 (5) 10 (17) 2 (29) 0.161
Participants with relatives diagnosed with FMS 4 (3) 5 (5) 0.389 1 (2) 4 (7) 1 (14) 0.619
  1. aBMI, body mass index; CD, coeliac disease; FMS, fibromyalgia syndrome; IBS, irritable bowel syndrome; NA, not applicable. Data are expressed as total and percentage of the total value or mean and standard deviation.