Table 3

Frequency of co-morbid health problems
Co-morbid health problems N (%)
Depression (diagnosed) 37 (31.1)
*Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 32 (26.9)
Anemia caused by iron deficiency 25 (21.0)
*Autoimmune thyroid disease 19 (16.0)
Anemia of unknown cause 15 (12.6)
Chronic fatigue syndrome 11 (9. 2)
Fibromyalgia 11 (9.2)
*Bone disease, osteoporosis, or low bone density before age 50 9 (7.6)
*Unexplained infertility 8 (6.7)
Anemia caused by B12 or folate deficiency 7 (5.9)
*Sjogren’s syndrome 3 (2.5)
*Dermatitis herpetiformis 2 (1.7)
*Autoimmune hepatitis 1 (0.8)
Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis 1 (0.8)
Addison’s disease 0 (0)
Anemia caused by something other than B12, folate, or iron deficiency 0 (0)
Cryptogenic liver disease 0 (0)
IgA deficiency 0 (0)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) 0 (0)
*Primary biliary cirrhosis 0 (0)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis 0 (0)
*Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes 0 (0)
*Unexplained elevated transaminase levels 0 (0)

*Health problems used to qualify individuals for participation in the study.

Barbero et al.

Barbero et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:42   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-14-42

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