Table 1: Group characteristics.

Middle EasternControl value

Males15 (62.5%)15 (62.5%)1.00
UC7 (29.2%)7 (29.2%)1.00
CD14 (58.3%)14 (58.3%)1.00
IBD-U3 (12.5%)3 (12.5%)1.00
Age at diagnosis#9.8 (4.5)9.9 (4.4)0.98

Data presented as number of patients (%) and compared by Fisher’s exact test except #where data is presented as mean (SD) and compared by unpaired -test.