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Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome and related factors among Karadeniz Technical University students

Gizem Civelek Teoman, Nazım Ercüment Beyhun, Bekir Bulut, Murat Topbaş, Gamze Çan, Serdar Türkyılmaz.

Background/aim: The aim of the study was to find the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome among a group of university students and its associated factors.
Materials and methods: The data was collected via a qustionnairre based on Rome III criteria. The associated factors were analyzed with logistic regression analysis.
Results: The 13.2% of the students have Rome-III based irritable bowel syndrome. According to Beck Depression Inventory 11.0% students have depression. Female gender (OR[95%C.I.]) (2.7[1.7-4.2]), depression (2.9[1.9-4.5]) and studying in medicine (2.6[1.02-7.0]) were significant risk factors of irritable bowel syndrome.
Conclusions: Irritable bowel syndrome is common among university students. Students with gastrointestinal complaints who are female, studying medicine and have depression should be examined in terms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Key words: Irritable bowel syndrome, university, student, depression, female gender

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