Table 1

Comparison of subject demographics between low FODMAP and high FODMAP cohorts

Low FODMAP cohort (n=18)High FODMAP cohort (n=19)p Value
Demographics
 Age, years, mean (range)50.28 (26–77)51.47 (24–83)NS
 Women, n (%)15 (83.33)17 (89.47)NS
 BMI, kg/m2 27.97±1.7728.13±1.41NS
IBS-type, n†
 IBS-D46NS
 IBS-M1211NS
 IBS-C11NS
 IBS-U01NS
Medications (n)
 Antidepressants46NS
  • Note: Age, BMI and FODMAP scores are represented as mean±SEM and compared by unpaired t test except where specified.

  • †Fisher's exact analysis was used.

  • BMI, body mass index; FODMAP, fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides and polyols; IBS-C, IBS with constipation; IBS-D, IBS with diarrhoea; IBS-M, mixed type IBS; IBS-U, unsubtyped IBS; NS, non significant.