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Table 1 Percentage of 108 HSP subjects reporting at least “much” gastrointestinal complaints compared to 46,293 controls

From: Gastrointestinal and urinary complaints in adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis

Symptom/severity Sample
  HSP Controls
Heartburn/acid regurgitation 5.9% 7.3%
Diarrhea 2.9% 7.3%
Constipation 14.6%** 5.7%
Alternating obstipation/diarrhea 8.0%**,a 2.9%
Bloating 7.0%a 11.5%
  1. Note. **difference between samples is significant at the p < .001-level. asignificant within HSP sample gender difference, women higher (p < .05)