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Table 1 Sociodemographic data for IBS-cases and controls

From: More negative self-esteem and inferior coping strategies among patients diagnosed with IBS compared with patients without IBS - a case–control study in primary care

Sociodemographic data: IBS (n = 140) n % Controls (n = 213) n % p-value
Sex    
Male 24 (17.1%) 40 (18.9%) 0.71
Female 116 (82.9%) 172 (81.1%)  
Age 46.7 (SD = 13.9) 51.4 (SD = 12.4) 0.001
Social environment    
White-collar city 69 (49.3) 118 (55.4) 0.32
Blue-collar cities 71 (50.7) 95 (44.6)
Marital status    
Living alone 44 (31.7) 37 (17.5) 0.002
Married/cohabitant 95 (68.3) 174 (82.5)
Educational level    
Low 19 (13.6) 15 (7.1) 0.049
Medium 69 (49.3) 95 (45.0)
High 52 (37.1) 101 (47.9)