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Table 3 Comparison of degree of anxiety in daily life between female and male subjects

From: Influence of the requirement for abdominal pain in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) under the Rome IV criteria using data from a large Japanese population-based internet survey

  Female Male
  Surrogate Rome IV FBD subjects
(n = 212)
Surrogate Rome IV IBS-C subjects
(n = 93)
p-value Surrogate Rome IV FBD subjects
(n = 90)
Surrogate Rome IV IBS-C subjects
(n = 33)
p-value
Age (mean ± SD, years) 48 ± 13 42 ± 13 < 0.001 51 ± 15 48 ± 15 n.s.
Degree of anxiety in daily life    < 0.01    n.s.
 None 50 (23.6) 17 (18.3)   22 (24.4) 8 (24.2)  
 Sometimes 124 (58.5) 45 (48.4)   52 (57.8) 17 (51.5)  
 Often 32 (15.1) 21 (22.6)   15 (16.7) 4 (12.1)  
 Almost 6 (2.8) 10 (10.8)   1 (1.1) 4 (12.1)  
  1. Data are expressed as n (%) unless otherwise indicated