Table 4

Prevalence (%) of irritable bowel syndrome in the USA using three Manning or the Rome criteria

Reference NoGroup characteristicsnDiagnostic criteriaTotal (%)
IBS
Men (%)
IBS
Women (%)
IBS
21US White8353 Manning12.812.113.6
15UK White urban18963 IBS symptoms9.55.013.0
8US students13443 Manning15.59.618.3
12US elderly3283 Manning10.9NANA
22US health examinees12643 Manning3.61.55.2
23US students7893 Manning11.7NANA
5US 95% White5430Rome9.47.714.5