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Table 1 Characteristics of the study cohort

From: Diet and gut microbiome interactions of relevance for symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome

  Healthy controls Individuals with IBS
N 52 149
Female 32 (62%) 105 (70%)
Age (year) 28 [26–37] 31 [25–43]
BMI (kg/m2) 22.4 [20.65–24.50] 22.39 [20.64–24.95]
Mild IBS symptoms (IBS-SSS) N/A 24 (16%)
Moderate IBS symptoms (IBS-SSS) N/A 50 (34%)
Severe IBS symptoms (IBS-SSS) N/A 65 (44%)
Gut metagenomic profile only 26 (50%) 33 (22%)
Dietary profile only 16 (31%) 47 (32%)
Gut metagenomic and dietary profiles 10 (19%) 69 (46%)
  1. BMI, body mass index; IBS-SSS, IBS Severity Scoring System; N/A, not applicable; dasta are shown as n (percentage) or median [interquartile range]. IBS-SSS was not available for 10 IBS patients