Table 4

Differences between cases of ulcerative colitis and suspected cases

VariableUlcerative colitisSuspected casesp Value
Age (y) (mean (SD) [range])37.13 (4.2) [18–52]39.01( 4.8) [17–56]>0.13217
Sex (M:F)7:851:62>0.21716
History of diarrhoea (No of stools/day) (median (range))7 (3–11)6 (2–9)>0.16709
Duration (months) (median (range))8 (3–12)14 (3–18)<0.00963
Bleeding11 (73.3%)17(15%)<0.00086
Abdominal pain15 (100%)105 (92.9%)>0.18531
Mucus15 (100%)108 (95.6%)>0.13049
Urgency15 (100%)106 ( 93.8%)>0.12593
Fever06 (5.3%)>0.13245
Past history2 (13.3%)21 (18.6%)>0.26098