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Table 6 Number (%) of referrals 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)
Referrals# n % n % n % n % n % n %
Gastrointestinal 295 3.8 288 3.8 358 0.9 1230 3.2 123 9.2 303 21.9
Mental health 3 0.0 3 0.0 19 0.0 21 0.1 0 0.0 0 0.0
Lifestyle 24 0.3 24 0.3 79 0.2 99 0.3 6 0.4 9 0.7
  1. #Referrals on the same day were coded as post.