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Table 2 Characteristics of the 123 patients diagnosed as having IBS

From: Exploring the agreement between diagnostic criteria for IBS in primary care in Greece

  Overall N 123, (100%) Participants
N 67, (55%)
Non-participants
N 56, (45%)
Significance
p = 0.039
Sex     
Male 43 (35%) 18 (27%) 25 (44.5%)  
Female 80 (65%) 49 (73%) 31 (55%)  
Median age (min-max) 71 (20–97) 70 (28–92) 76 (20–97) p = 0.342
Age groups     
25–44   7 (10.4%) 4 (7%)  
45–64   25 (37.3%) 14 (25%)  
65–79   25 (37.3%) 15 (26.7%)  
> 80   10 (14.9%) 22 (39.3%)  
Education     
None   6 (9%) Not known in most  
Primary   50 (74.6%) cases  
Secondary   11 (16.4%)