Table 1

Simple Colitis Clinical Activity Index score, quality of life scores and dietary intakes of main nutrients in UC patients in remission or relapse
Patients in remission (n = 42) Patients in relapse (n = 6)
Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) p-value*
Age 51 (46–55) 44 (35–52) ns
SCCAI (score/19) 2.3 (1.9-2.7) 7.3 (5.3-9.4) <0.0001
EQ VAS (%) 82 (79–86) 58 (36–79) 0.002
EQ index value 0.90 (0.86-0.93) 0.76 (0.63-0.89) 0.005
IBDQ (score 32–224) 196 (190–202) 140 (98–181) <0.0001
Energy intake (MJ/d) 8.71 (8.11-9.31) 8.13 (6.60-9.67) ns
Carbohydrates (g/d) 246 (226–265) 247 (198–297) ns
Protein (g/d) 82.0 (75.5-88.4) 67.0 (47.9-86.0) ns
Fat (g/d) 77.7 (71.4-83.9) 80.9 (61.9-99.9) ns
Fibre (g/d) 15.6 (14.0-17.2) 12.9 (10.8-15.1) ns
Zing (mg/d) 11.4 (10.2-12.6) 11.1 (5.0-17.2) ns
Calcium (mg/d) 1,059 (949–1,168) 1,003 (738–1,269) ns
Total Fe (mg/d) 13.1 (12.0-14.2) 9.6 (7.9-11.3) 0.006
Haem Fe (mg/d) 0.73 (0.54-0.92) 0.41 (0.18-0.64) ns
Non-haem Fe (mg/d) 8.5 (7.7-9.4) 5.9 (4.7-7.2) 0.007
Fortificant Fe (mg/d) 3.5 (2.7-4.3) 3.2 (1.8-4.7) ns

Abbreviations: SCCAI simple colitis clinical activity index, EQ EuroQol EQ-5D-5 L, EQ VAS EuroQuol Visual Analogue Scale score, IBDQ McMaster inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire, MJ megajoules (equals 1000 kilojoules), Fe iron, CI confidence interval. *Mann–Whitney nonparametric test. Statistical significance was considered at p < 0.05. ns, not significant.

Tolkien et al.

Tolkien et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:152   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-152

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