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Table 2 Number (%) of symptoms pre and post IBS, AP and IBD, Salford 2002-2011

From: Using read codes to identify patients with irritable bowel syndrome in general practice: a database study

  Pre IBS (n = 7728) Post IBS (n = 7665) Pre AP (n = 39974) Post AP (n = 37851) Pre IBD (n = 1336) Post IBD (n = 1382)
Symptoms/diagnoses* n % n % n % n % n % n %
Abdominal pain 1509 19.5 1028 13.4 - - 8683 22.9 212 15.9 144 10.4
Bloating 291 3.8 137 1.8 411 1.0 374 1.0 8 0.6 7 0.5
Constipation symptom 166 2.1 138 1.8 639 1.6 700 1.8 16 1.2 14 1.0
Change in bowel habit 130 1.7 45 0.6 175 0.4 174 0.5 46 3.4 5 0.4
Diarrhoea symptoms 475 6.1 256 3.3 1046 2.6 972 2.6 158 11.8 74 5.4
Nausea 104 1.3 100 1.3 483 1.2 513 1.4 6 0.4 12 0.9
Vomiting 72 0.9 67 0.9 583 1.5 583 1.5 11 0.8 19 1.4
Diarrhoea & vomiting 47 0.6 43 0.6 202 0.5 192 0.5 12 0.9 6 0.4
Tenesmus 2 0.0 2 0.0 6 0.0 12 0.0 2 0.1 0 0.0
Faeces/motion symptoms 31 0.4 34 0.4 72 0.2 80 0.2 8 0.6 4 0.3
None of the above symptoms 5367 69.4 6062 79.1 36994 92.5 27010 71.4 930 69.6 1143 82.7
1 of the above symptoms 1950 25.2 1380 18.0 2699 6.8 9555 25.2 339 25.4 200 14.5
2 or more of the above symptoms 411 5.3 223 2.9 281 0.7 1286 3.4 67 5.0 39 2.8
Functional constipation 151 2.0 121 1.6 511 1.3 573 1.5 20 1.5 21 1.5
Functional diarrhoea 31 0.4 31 0.4 75 0.2 118 0.3 22 1.6 15 1.1
GI infection 84 1.1 63 0.8 295 0.7 295 0.8 18 1.3 8 0.6
IBS - - 1090 14.2 747 1.9 1061 2.8 42 3.1 25 1.8
IBD 33 0.4 40 0.5 128 0.3 204 0.5 - - 391 28.3
  1. *Symptoms on the same day were coded as pre.