Clinical epidemiology of chronic constipation.

  title={Clinical epidemiology of chronic constipation.},
  author={John Johanson and Amnon Sonnenberg and Timothy R. Koch},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={11 5},
Using health statistics from the United States and England and Wales, we review the epidemiology of constipation and possible etiologies of this disorder as suggested by its epidemiologic distribution. The analysis revealed that constipation is one of the most common chronic digestive disorders in the United States, affecting one of every 50 people. The occurrence of constipation increased with advancing age, showing an exponential increase in prevalence after the age of 65. The age… CONTINUE READING
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