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Table 1 Characteristics of the IBS subjects and healthy controls.

From: Real-time PCR analysis of enteric pathogens from fecal samples of irritable bowel syndrome subjects

  IBS-D & IBS-M IBS-C Controls
Number of subjects 81 15 23
Average age (range) 47 (20-73) 49 (24-65) 45 (26-64)
Gender (female/male) 57/24 12/3 16/7
Predominant bowel habit Diarrhea or mixed type Constipation -