Epidemiology of constipation in the United States

@article{Sonnenberg1989EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of constipation in the United States},
  author={A. Sonnenberg and T. Koch},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon \& Rectum},
  year={1989},
  volume={32},
  pages={1-8}
}
In the present study, the epidemiology of constipation in the United States and an assessment of its impact on national health are presented. This analysis was based on four different surveys,i.e., the National Health Interview Survey, the National Hospital Discharge Survey, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, and the Vital Statistics of the United States. These surveys have estimated that over 4 million people in the United States have frequent constipation, corresponding to a… Expand
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