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Table. 1.

Characteristics of the Study Population (N = 169)

Variable Value
Age (yr) 67.2 (16.3)
Female sex (n [%]) 97 (57.4)
Height (cm) 157.8 (8.9)
Weight (kg) 57.2 (11.8)
Stool frequency (time/wk) (n [%])
≥ 3 89 (52.7)
≥ 1 to < 3 60 (35.5)
< 1 20 (11.8)
Bristol stool form scale score (n [%])
1-2 91 (53.8)
3-5 57 (33.7)
6-7 21 (12.4)
Immediate pharmacotherapy for constipation (n [%]) 141 (83.4)
Cleveland Clinic Constipation Score 11.5 (4.1)
Frequency of bowel movement 0.9 (1.1)
Painful evacuation effort 1.8 (1.2)
Feeling incomplete evacuation 2.4 (1.2)
Abdominal pain 1.0 (1.2)
Minutes in lavatory per attempt 1.1 (1.1)
Assistance for defecation 1.4 (0.7)
Unsuccessful attempts per 24 hr 1.2 (0.9)
Duration of constipation (yr) 1.8 (1.5)

Values are presented as mean (SD) unless specified otherwise.

J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2021;27:419~425 https://doi.org/10.5056/jnm20204
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