Table 1

Presenting features of people with coeliac disease

FeaturePeople with the featureAdults/childrenStudies
Iron-deficiency anaemia39.3%adults and childrenBottaro 1999
25%adultsBrandimarte 2002
11.7%adults and childrenEmami 2008
Other or unspecified anaemia16%adults and childrenDickey 1997
3 to 19%childrenGarampazzi 2007
3.0 to 12.7%adultsRampertab 2006
23.3%older adultsVilppula 2008
Anorexia7.8 %adults and childrenBottaro 1999
25.6 to 35.1%childrenBottaro 1993
Weight loss43.6 to 59.6%childrenBottaro 1993
6%adults and childrenDickey 1997
15.6%adultsHopper 2008
16.7%older adultsVilppula 2008
Abdominal distension/bloating28.4 to 35.8%childrenBottaro 1993
10%adults and childrenEmami 2008
20 to 39%childrenGarampazzi 2007
Abdominal pain12%adults and childrenDickey 1997
8.2%adults and childrenEmami 2008
11 to 21%childrenGarampazzi 2007
Abdominal pain/distension/flatule nce31.7%older adultsVilppula 2008
Vomiting26.1 to 32.5%childrenBottaro 1993
Flatulence5.4%adults and childrenEmami 2008
Diarrhoea70.2 to 75.2%childrenBottaro 1993
51%adults and childrenDickey 1997
13.1%adults and childrenEmami 2008
12 to 60%childrenGarampazzi 2007
42.9%adultsHopper 2008
37.2 to 91.3%adultsRampertab 2006
25%older adultsVippula 2008
Short stature/growth failure19.2%adults and childrenBottaro 1999
20.2 to 30.8%childrenBottaro 1993
Irritability10.3 to 13.9%childrenBottaro 1993
Alopecia10%adultsBrandimarte 2002
Osteoporosis6%adultsBrandimarte 2002
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis6%adultsBrandimarte 2002
Amenorrhoea/recurrent abortion6%adultsBrandimarte 2002
Hypertransaminase-aemia6%adultsBrandimarte 2002
Abnormal liver biochemistry5%adults and childrenDickey 1997
Chronic fatigue7%adults and childrenDickey 1997
8.3%older adultsVilppula 2008
Failure to thrive48 to 89%childrenGarampazzi 2007
Constipation4 to 12%childrenGarampazzi 2007
Irregular bowel habits4 to 12%childrenGarampazzi 2007

From: 2, Evidence review

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