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Table 2 Association between microscopic colitis (MC) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms

From: Smoking- and alcohol habits in relation to the clinical picture of women with microscopic colitis compared to controls

  MC1 MC2
N = 78 N = 53
IBS (n,%) 39 (50.0) 29 (54.7)
non-IBS (n,%) 39 (50.0) 24 (45.3)
  1. MC1 = persistent, primary microscopic colitis, MC2 = transient microscopic colitis. The prevalence of IBS and non-IBS is given as the number (percentage) of the MC population. Fisher’s exact test, p = 0.722.