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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of St Mark’s Hospital blood donors and healthy volunteers

From: Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron-derived outer membrane vesicles promote regulatory dendritic cell responses in health but not in inflammatory bowel disease

Characteristic Healthy control (HC) Ulcerative colitis (UC) Crohn’s disease (CD)
n 17 11 7
Male/female 7/10 4/7 2/5
Age at sampling 44.3 (17-86) 46 (26-65) 58.6 (23-80)
Inflammation categories
 CRP (> 5)   3 1
 ESR (> 20)   1 0
 Faecal calprotectin (> 55)   2 1
Symptoms at sampling    
 Diverticular disease   1 0
 Diversion colitis   0 1
 Fistulating Crohn’s   0 1
IBD medications at sampling
 None   9 5
 Aminosalicylates   2 1
 Azathioprine/6-mercaptopurine   0 0
 Adalimumab   0 1
Non-IBD medications at sampling
 Vitamins D/D3/ B12/B9   1 1
 Loperamide   0 1
 Alendronate   0 1
 Metformin   1 0
 Tamoxifen   1 0
 Simvastatin   1 0
 None   10 6
  1. Demographic and clinical data analysed in Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Supplementary Fig 1-4