Table 4

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms by General Characteristics


Characteristics

With GI symptoms

Without GI symptoms

χ2

p

N (%)

N (%)


Gender

Female

392(66.1)

201(33.9)

4.27

0.05

Male

34(53.1)

30(46.9)


Age

< 20

165(63.5)

94(36.5)

0.63

0.73

20-24

220(65.7)

115(34.3)

25 ≦

39(68.4)

18(31.6)


Year of study

1st

182(63.9)

103(36.1)

1.03

0.60

2nd

150(64.1)

84(35.9)

3rd

94(68.6)

43(31.4)


Religion

Yes

207(64.1)

116(35.9)

0.21

0.68

No

223(65.8)

116(34.2)


Time staying in school

< 9 hrs

131(60.4)

86(39.6)

3.15

0.21

9-12 hrs

201(66.8)

100(33.2)

13 hrs ≦

95(68.3)

44(31.7)


Living with parent

Yes

168(62.0)

103(38.0)

1.77

0.19

No

262(67.0)

129(33.0)


Smoking

Yes

13(54.2)

11(45.8)

1.29

0.28

No

418(65.4)

221(34.6)


Alcohol consumption

Yes

269(62.7)

160(37.3)

2.85

0.10

No

158(69.3)

70(30.7)


Subjective health status

Good

152(51.5)

143(48.5)

47.28

< 0.001

Fair

240(74.1)

84(25.9)

Poor

38(90.5)

4(9.5)


BMI

Underweight

(BMI < 18.5)

66(57.4)

49(42.6)

6.93

0.07

Normal weight

(18.5 ≦BMI < 23.0)

316(68.7)

144(31.3)

Overweight

(23.0 ≦BMI < 25)

29(64.4)

16(35.6)

Obesity

(25 ≦BMI)

7(50.0)

7(50.0)


Lee et al. BMC Nursing 2011 10:22   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-10-22

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