Table 3

Features of the various irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) groups

Group 1 PI-IBSGroup 2 previous IBSGroup 3 new IBSGroup 4 never IBSχ2 testp Value
PI-IBS, post-infective irritable bowel syndrome.
*Fisher's exact test.
n141320145
History of anxiety/depression
    Yes355312.00.6
    No11815113
Sex
    Female121014769.40.02
    Male23669
Current HRT females only
    Yes321111.80.6
    No981363
Recovery at 6 years
    Yes64F test*0.7
    No89