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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the IBS-D patients and healthy control subjects

From: No distinction in the gut microbiota between diarrhea predominant-irritable bowel syndrome and healthy subjects: matched case–control study in Thailand

Baseline characteristics IBS-D (n = 20) Healthy control (n = 20) p value
Age (years)    
 Mean (SD) 33.5 (7.7) 33.9 (7.5) 0.90
Gender    
 Male (%)
 Female (%)
12 (60)
8 (40)
12 (60)
8 (40)
1.0
BMI (kg/m2)    
 Mean (SD) 21.7 (4.2) 23.4 (3.2) 0.16
Duration of exercise (%)    
 < 30 min/week
 ≥ 30 min/week
10 (50)
10 (50)
4 (20)
16 (80)
0.09
Mode of birth (%)    
 Cesarean section
 Normal labor
4 (20)
16 (80)
5 (25)
15 (75)
1.0
History of breastfeeding in infancy (%)
 < 6 months
 ≥ 6 months
 Unknown
6 (30)
13 (65)
1 (5)
11 (55)
8 (45)
1 (5)
0.25