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Table 2 Characteristics of social 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 OR (CI 95%)
Occupational status    (0.33)
Employed 91 (65.0) 156 (73.6) 1.00
Student 16 (11.4) 13 (6.1) 2.11 (0.97-4.59)
Retired 20 (14.3) 30 (14.2) 1.14 (0.61-2.13)
Sick leave 5 (3.6) 4 (1.9) 2.14 (0.56-8.18)
Unemployed 8 (5.7) 9 (4.2) 1.52 (0.57-4.09)
Influence on planning the work    (0.45)
Great influence 49 (49.0) 94 (57.3) 1.00
Some influence 42 (42.0) 60 (36.6) 1.83 (1.08-3.09)
No influence 9 (9.0) 10 (6.1) 1.73 (0.66-4.53)
Important tasks at work    (0.12)
Important 90 (91.8) 158 (96.9) 1.00
Neither 7 (7.1) 3 (1.8) 4.10 (1.03-16.23)
Unimportant 1 (1.0) 2 (1.2) 1.14 (0.10-12.74)
Health status    (<0.001)
Good 88 (62.9) 198 (93.8) 1.00
Poor 52 (37.1) 13 (6.2) 9.00 (4.66-17.37)
Belief in the future    (<0.001)
Believes in the future 93 (66.4) 184 (86.8) 1.00
Doubt about the future 47 (33.6) 28 (13.2) 3.32 (1.95-5.64)