Skip to main content

Table 1 Sample Characteristics

From: Elevated fecal calprotectin is linked to psychosocial complexity in pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders

Variable (total possible range) % (n) Meana (SD) Clinical reference range
Demographics
 Age in years (9–14) 12.23 (2.71)
 Sex
  Male 33.9 (19)
  Female 66.1 (37)
 Race/ethnicity
  Caucasian 89.3 (50)
  African American 3.6 (2)
  Asian American 3.6 (2)
  American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.8 (1)
  Hispanic/Latinx 1.8 (1)
Abdominal pain location
  Generalized 51.3 (28)
  Periumbilical 33.3 (19)
  Epigastric 10.3 (6)
  Right lower quadrant 2.6 (1)
  Left lower quadrant 2.6 (1)
FCa 100.0 (56) 20.0 (71.44) ≥ 50 µg/g
Psychosocial risk factors (0–3)
 SCARED (0–82) 98.2 (55) 32.25 (18.73) ≥ 25
 FDI (0–60) 100.0 (56) 16.66 (9.58) ≥ 13
 NRS Pain (0–10) 100.0 (56) 4.24 (1.84) ≥ 4
Additional diagnostic work-up
 ESRa 62.5 (35) 7.50 (8.12) > 15.0 mm/h
 CRPa 62.5 (35) 0.29 (0.69) > 1.0 mg/dL
 Albumin 57.1 (32) 4.11 (0.43) < 3.5 or > 5.5 gm/dL
 IgA 64.3 (36) 121.29 (56.37) < 68.0 or > 378.0 mg/dL
 tTG-IgA 64.3 (36) 3.89 (1.43) > 19 CU
 EGD 19.6 (11)
 Colonoscopy 21.4 (12)
  1. Additional diagnostic work-up was offered at the discretion of the GI provider
  2. SCARED Screen for Child Anxiety and Related Disorders; FDI Functional Disability Inventory; NRS Pain Numeric Rating Scale; FC fecal calprotectin; ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, CRP C-reactive protein; IgA immunoglobulin A; tTG-IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies
  3. aNon-normally distributed, therefore median value is presented. Clinical ranges of the diagnostic tests are standards used in clinical care in the gastroenterology division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center