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Table 2 Questionnaires’ outcome in patients with microscopic colitis compared to those with histologically normal colonic mucosa

From: Chronic non-bloody diarrhoea: a prospective study in Malmö, Sweden, with focus on microscopic colitis

  Total number Positive answer % P-values
Acute onset 1 56 17 30  
2 12 7 58 0.068
High frequency 1 58 21 36  
2 13 8 61 0.38
Watery diarrhoea 1 58 22 38  
2 13 7 54 0.51
Nocturnal diarrhoea 1 38 5 13  
2 6 0 0 0.35
Abdominal pain 1 58 13 22  
2 15 1 6.7 0.32
Surrounding cases 1 57 1 1.7  
2 13 0 0 0.63
Recent journey 1 58 2 3.4  
2 12 1 8.3 0.45
Treatment before 1 54 12 22  
2 13 3 23 0.94
Smoking 1 54 12 22  
2 13 4 31 0.18
Cholecystectomy 1 49 10 20  
2 12 3 25 0.73
Appendectomy 1 58 18 31  
2 15 1 6.7 0.057
Celiac disease 1 49 1 2.0  
2 10 2 20 0.019
Thyroid disease 1 52 4 7.7  
2 12 2 17 0.34
Rheumatoid arthritis 1 50 2 4.0  
2 13 1 7.7 0.58
Diabetes mellitus 1 52 4 7.7  
2 12 1 8.3 0.94
Recovery 1 39 25 64  
2 14 10 71 0.90
  1. 1 = normal histology, 2 = MC.
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