Table 2

Clinical characteristics of BAD clusters

BAD_1 n=25BAD_2 n=25P value
 Female %44280.38
 Male %5672
Body mass index (kg/m2)31.9±4.527.9±4.8 0.004
Alanine transaminase (U/L)39.7±16.026.5±12.9 0.003
Alkaline phosphatase (U/L)81.8±20.974.6±13.00.16
Bilirubin (mg/dL)0.58±0.200.56±0.170.83
FGF19 (pg/ml)109.3±85.22101.0±77.880.66
Triglycerides (mmol/l)2.1±1.02.6±2.40.89
SeHCAT (%)3.53±2.964.13±3.500.52
Stools/day (baseline)3.82±1.893.25±1.770.28
  • The values are expressed by mean±SD. P values arise from paired t-tests or Mann-Whitney test.

  • Statistically significant P values are marked with bold font.

  • BAD, bile acid diarrhoea; FGF19, fibroblast growth factor 19; SeHCAT, 75selenium homotaurocholic acid test.