Table 3

 Age at diagnosis of IBD or PSC or, at time of first liver transplant versus appendicetomy

Patient group (n)Age at diagnosis (y) (mean (SEM))Appendicectomy v age (p value)
PSC, primary sclerosing cholangitis; IBD, inflammatory bowel disease; UC, ulcerative colitis.
App+, prior appendicectomy; App−, no appendicectomy prior to diagnosis.
*Appendicectomy data missing in one PSC-IBD patient.
PSC-IBD (78*)32.5 (0.37)28.2 (0.26)0.10
Pure PSC (12)48.6 (9.7)40.9 (6.2)0.54
All PSC (90*)42.5 (0.49)36.8 (0.23)0.06
Liver transplant (47)45.1 (0.77)42.9 (0.42)0.55
UC (294)37.9 (3.07)32.4 (0.89)0.12