Table 1

Sample characteristics

Total sample

(n = 61)

Treatment group

(n = 30)

Waiting list

(n = 31)


% Female

74%

77%

71%

Age (SD)

34.9 (11.3)

33.5 (11.2)

36.3 (11.3)

Years with IBS (SD)

11.5 (11.8)

11.7 (12.7)

11.3 (11.1)

IBS subtype %

Constipation

21%

20%

23%

Diarrhea

30%

27%

32%

Mixed

49%

53%

45%

Married %

81%

77%

84%

Education %

Elementary school

5%

7%

3%

High school

30%

33%

26%

University degree

62%

60%

65%

Doctoral degree

3%

0%

7%

Employment status %

Employed

79%

73%

84%

Unemployed

3%

7%

0%

Student

15%

17%

13%

Retired

3%

3%

3%


Lj├│tsson et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:110   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-110

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