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Table 1 Factors associated with persistent abdominal pain in a flood-affected community

From: Exposure to environmental microbiota explains persistent abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome after a major flood

  With abdominal pain (n = 80) Without abdominal pain (n = 131) P value
Age, mean (SEM), years 52.0 (1.9) 56.0 (1.2) 0.07
Gender, female, n (%) 34 (79.1) 64 (69.6) 0.25
Education (primary and beyond), n (%) 69 (86.3) 111 (84.7) 0.8
Married, n (%) 75 (93.8) 128 (97.7) 0.1
WaSH (during flood), total score, mean (SEM) 19.6 (0.7) 18.1 (0.4) 0.04#
 WaSH (during flood), water, mean (SEM) 8.8 (0.5) 7.4 (0.2) 0.005#
 WaSH (during flood), sanitation, mean (SEM) 6.0 (0.2) 5.9 (0.2) 0.8
 WaSH (during flood), hygiene, mean (SEM) 4.9 (0.2) 4.8 (0.2) 0.9
SF-36, total score, mean (SEM) 69.8 (2.1) 76.3 (1.8) 0.02#
 Physical functioning, mean (SEM) 66.0 (3.2) 68.4 (2.5) 0.6
 Physical health, mean (SEM) 67.2 (4.6) 70.1 (3.4) 0.6
 Emotional problem, mean (SEM) 70.5 (4.7) 91.0 (7.9) 0.04#
 Energy, mean (SEM) 68.3 (2.0) 71.2 (1.7) 0.3
 Mental well-being, mean (SEM) 74.6 (1.8) 77.9 (1.5) 0.2
 Social functioning, mean (SEM) 77.9 (2.4) 83.5 (2.0) 0.07
 Bodily pain, mean (SEM) 72.4 (2.7) 80.9 (1.9) 0.009#
 General health perception, mean (SEM) 63.2 (1.9) 64.4 (1.7) 0.7
Anxiety, mean (SEM) 4.0 (0.4) 2.9 (0.4) 0.04#
Depression, mean (SEM) 3.8 (0.4) 3.5 (0.3) 0.6
GERDQ score, mean (SEM) 6.8 (0.2) 6.2 (0.1) 0.008#
Functional dyspepsia (FD), n (%) 24 (33.8) 10 (9.3) < 0.001#
Functional constipation (FC), n (%) 34 (44.2) 32 (27.8) 0.02#
  1. SEM standard error of the mean, WaSH water, sanitation and hygiene
  2. #Significant P value < 0.05