Table 3

Frequency of individual FGIDs after investigation to the level deemed appropriate by the consulting physician among 613 new patient referrals to a luminal gastroenterology clinic

FGIDFrequency (%)*
IBS62 (10.1)
 Mixed stool pattern18 (2.9)
 Diarrhoea-predominant34 (5.5)
 Constipation-predominant10 (1.6)
Functional dyspepsia56 (9.1)
Functional abdominal pain24 (3.9)
Functional heartburn23 (3.8)
Functional bloating16 (2.6)
CIC7 (1.1)
Functional diarrhoea7 (1.1)
Functional defaecation disorder7 (1.1)
Cyclical vomiting syndrome5 (0.8)
Functional chest pain4 (0.7)
Globus3 (0.5)
Miscellaneous other FGIDs9 (1.5)
  • *More than one FGID diagnosed in nine patients.

  • CIC, chronic idiopathic constipation; FGID, functional gastrointestinal disorder; IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.