Table 2

 Comparison of post-Campylobacter irritable bowel syndrome cases and non-cases on demographic, illness and mood variables

IBS cases (n = 49) n = 65Non-cases (n = 447)
IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.
*Significant differences between cases and non-cases of IBS.
Gender (% female)76%51%*
Mean (SD) age39.8 (15.2)45.3 (16.3)*
Mean (SD) number of Campylobacter symptoms5.1 (1.7)4.7 (1.8)
Perceived stress27.7 (6.0)23.9 (5.8)*
Anxiety7.0 (4.1)4.8 (3.5)*
Depression3.9 (3.2)3.4 (3.5)