Bowel habit in relation to age and gender. Findings from the National Health Interview Survey and clinical implications.

@article{Harari1996BowelHI,
  title={Bowel habit in relation to age and gender. Findings from the National Health Interview Survey and clinical implications.},
  author={Danielle Harari and Jerry H. Gurwitz and Jerry Avorn and Roger Bohn and Kenneth L Minaker},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={315-20}
}
BACKGROUND Constipation is widely considered to be a common problem among the elderly, as evidenced by the high rate of laxative use in this population. Yet, age-related prevalence studies of constipation generally do not distinguish between actual alteration in bowel movement frequency and subjective self-report of constipation. OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between advancing age and bowel habit. METHODS We employed data collected on 42,375 subjects who participated in the… CONTINUE READING
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