A prospective study on defecation frequency, stool weight, and consistency.

@article{MyoKhin1994APS,
  title={A prospective study on defecation frequency, stool weight, and consistency.},
  author={Myo-Khin and Thein-Win-Nyunt and S. Kyaw-Hla and Thein-Thein-Myint and Terry Dorcen Bolin},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1994},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={
          311-3; discussion 313-4
        }
}
It has been commonly believed that children in developing countries pass stools that are very different from those of developed countries. A community based study on defecation frequency, stool weight, and consistency was conducted in a cohort of 300 Myanmar (Burmese) children aged 1 to 4 years. Most (80.3%) children opened their bowels daily and none passed more than three stools a day. The mean (SD) defecation frequency was 6.98 (1.94) times a week and total stool weight was 596 (221) g a… CONTINUE READING
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