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Table 4 Proportion (%) of women with GI symptoms during menses, comparing those with or without emotional symptoms

From: Gastrointestinal symptoms before and during menses in healthy women

  Depressive symptoms Anxiety symptoms
Yes No P value Yes No P value
  n = 32 n = 124 n = 16 n = 140
Primary GI symptoms % %   % %  
  Abdominal pain 69 51 0.110 63 54 0.72
  Diarrhea 50 23 0.004 50 26 0.074
  Nausea 25 12 0.082 44 11 0.002
  Constipation 19 7 0.085 13 9 0.94
  Vomiting 6 2 0.187 13 1 0.053
  Any primary symptom 81 66 0.144 81 68 0.42
  Multiple (≥2) primary symptoms 59 23 <0.001 63 27 0.008
Secondary GI symptoms       
  Bloating 78 44 0.001 69 49 0.186
  Pelvic pain 72 39 0.001 69 43 0.064
  1. Bolded p value denotes p < 0.05.