Table 3

Demographic and clinical parameters depending on ulcerative colitis extent at diagnosis

Variable

Proctitis (N = 62)

Left-sided colitis (N = 124)

Extensive colitis (N = 70)

Overall (N = 256)


Follow-up (yr)

11.3 ± 7.4

12.5 ± 7.1

12.5 ± 8.2

12.2 ± 7.5

Males

39 (62.9%)

73 (58.8%)

42 (60%)

154 (60.1%)

Months to diagnosis

24.6 ± 40

8.9 ± 13.7*

7.7 ± 15.8*

12.4 ± 24.3

Age at diagnosis (yr)

38.3 ± 14.8

43.3 ± 15.6

40.3 ± 16.3

41.3 ± 15.7

Positive family history

8 (12.9%)

17 (13.7%)

9 (12.8%)

34 (13.2%)

Current smoking

16 (25.8%)

20 (16.1%)

15 (21.4%)

51 (19.9%)

Continuous course

4 (6.4%)

9 (7.2%)

13 (18.5%)*‡

26 (10.1%)

Extraintestinal disease

11 (17.7%)

27 (21.7%)

16 (22.8%)

54 (21%)

Immunosuppressives

3 (4.8%)

12 (9.6%)

16 (22.8%)*‡

31 (12.1%)

Surgery

0

3 (2.4%)

3 (4.2%)

6 (2.3%)


Values are given as mean ± SD or number of patients; Values in parentheses are percentages; N, number; Extraintestinal disease refers to manifestations recorded during the entire follow-up period; *P < 0.05 vs proctitis; ‡ P < 0.05 vs left-sided colitis;

Chatzicostas et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2006 6:21   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-6-21

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