Table 4

Extraintestinal symptom predictors of type of FGID syndrome: logistic regression models

FGID Sex Extraintestinal symptoms Odds ratio 95% CI
Ulcer-like dyspepsiaMale Nil2.91.32 to 6.19
VE = 4%
Dysmotility-like dyspepsiaFemaleFatigue3.01.37 to 1.86
Unpleasant taste2.01.07 to 3.88
2.21.07 to 4.52
VE = 9%
Reflux-like dyspepsiaMale Dry skin or eczema3.61.52 to 8.50
Binge eating habit4.21.49 to 11.70
Unpleasant taste2.11.00 to 4.33
2.01.00 to 4.14
VE = 11.5%
Irritable bowel syndromeFatigue2.31.16 to 4.27
VE = 3%
Functional constipationNil
  • Extraintestinal and sex predictors are presented in order of stepwise selection into the model. Each predictor variable was significant at p < 0.05 in the final model.

  • VE, variance explained was calculated for the model presented; CI, confidence interval.