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Table 4 Comparison of degree of anxiety in daily life between subjects aged 20–49 and 50–79 years

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

  Age 20–49 years Age 50–79 years
  Surrogate Rome IV FBD subjects
(n = 139)
Surrogate Rome IV IBS-C subjects
(n = 86)
p-value Surrogate Rome IV FBD subjects
(n = 163)
Surrogate Rome IV IBS-C subjects
(n = 40)
p-value
Female/male (n) 101/38
(72.7/27.3)
68/18
(79.1/20.9)
n.s. 111/52
(68.1/31.9)
25/15
(62.5/37.5)
n.s.
Age (mean ± SD, years) 37 ± 9 36 ± 8 n.s. 60 ± 8 60 ± 7 n.s.
Degree of anxiety in daily life    < 0.05    n.s.
 None 28 (20.1) 11 (12.8)   44 (27.0) 14 (35.0)  
 Sometimes 75 (54.0) 41 (47.7)   101 (62.0) 21 (52.5)  
 Often 31 (22.3) 22 (25.6)   16 (9.8) 3 (7.5)  
 Almost 5 (3.6) 12 (14.0)   2 (1.2) 2 (5.0)  
  1. Data are expressed as n (%) unless otherwise indicated