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Table 4 Life stress scores of the subjects

From: A case-control study on the dietary taurine intake, nutrient status and life stress of functional constipation patients in Korean male college students

Variables FC patients (n=52) Control (n=52)
Interpersonal relationship stress
   Faculty problem 4.3 ± 2.0 1.9 ± 0.7
   Lover problem 4.2 ± 1.6 3.9 ± 1.6
   Friend problem 0.6 ± 0.2 0.2 ± 0.1
   Family problem 3.0 ± 1.0 1.1 ± 0.4
Task-related stress
   School grade problem 16.5 ± 3.0 10.1 ± 1.9
   Future problem 16.7± 2.6* 9.4 ± 1.7
   Economy problem 10.1 ± 2.7* 4.0 ± 1.2
   Value problem 11.6 ± 2.4* 5.8 ± 1.4
Total score 37.5 ± 5.5** 20.5 ± 3.3
  1. Values are mean ± SE; *; p<0.05, **:p<0.01, ***:p<0.001 (by Student’s t-test)