Defecation frequency and timing, and stool form in the general population: a prospective study.

@article{Heaton1992DefecationFA,
  title={Defecation frequency and timing, and stool form in the general population: a prospective study.},
  author={Kenneth W. Heaton and Jens Radvan and H M Cripps and Richard A. Mountford and F. E. M. Braddon and Alycia Hughes},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1992},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={818-24}
}
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women, comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population. Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations, including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard, round lumps to mushy. Questionnaire responses agreed moderately well with recorded data. Although the most common bowel habit was once daily this was a minority practice in… CONTINUE READING
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In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
DefecationNo subtypeFeces
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
DefecationNo subtypeFeces
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
FecesNo subtypeDefecation
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
DefecationNo subtypeFeces
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
FecesNo subtypeDefecation
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
We conclude that conventionally normal bowel function is enjoyed by less than half the population and that , in this aspect of human physiology , younger women are especially disadvantaged .
FecesNo subtypeDefecation
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
FecesMapped fromDefecation
Otherwise age had little effect on bowel habit or stool type .
Because the range of bowel habits and stool types in the community is unknown we questioned 838 men and 1059 women , comprising 72.2% of a random stratified sample of the East Bristol population .
Most of them kept records of three consecutive defecations , including stool form on a validated six point scale ranging from hard , round lumps to mushy .
Defecation frequency and timing , and stool form in the general population : a prospective study .
In women of child bearing age bowel habit and the spectrum of stool types were shifted towards constipation and irregularity compared with older women and three cases of severe slow transit constipation were discovered in young women .
We conclude that conventionally normal bowel function is enjoyed by less than half the population and that , in this aspect of human physiology , younger women are especially disadvantaged .
We conclude that conventionally normal bowel function is enjoyed by less than half the population and that , in this aspect of human physiology , younger women are especially disadvantaged .
We conclude that conventionally normal bowel function is enjoyed by less than half the population and that , in this aspect of human physiology , younger women are especially disadvantaged .
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