Frequency of Functional Bowel Disorders among Healthy Volunteers in Mexico City

  title={Frequency of Functional Bowel Disorders among Healthy Volunteers in Mexico City},
  author={Max J Schmulson and Orianna Ort{\'i}z and Mariana Santiago-Lomel{\'i} and Gabriela Gutierrez-Reyes and Mar{\'i}a Concepci{\'o}n Guti{\'e}rrez-Ru{\'i}z and Guillermo Robles-D{\'i}az and Douglas R. Morgan},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  pages={342 - 347}
Background: The frequency of functional bowel disorders (FBD) in Mexico using the Rome II criteria is unknown. Methods: The Rome II Modular Questionnaire (RII-MQ) was translated into Spanish in coordination with the Rome Committee and their Latin American program. Volunteers were recruited by advertisement in Mexico City, and administered the RII-MQ. Results:The study population consisted of 324 healthy volunteers, with a mean age of 35.7; 66% were female. The most prevalent disorders were… 

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