Prevalence of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Taiwan: Questionnaire-based Survey for Adults Based on the Rome III Criteria

@article{Chang2012PrevalenceOF,
  title={Prevalence of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Taiwan: Questionnaire-based Survey for Adults Based on the Rome III Criteria},
  author={Fang-Yuan Chang and Po-Hon Chen and T P Wu and Wen-Harn L Pan and H Y Chang and Shin-Jiuan Wu and Nai-Hua Yeh and R S Tang and Lite Wu and Frank E James},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={594-600}
}
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) are a group of disorders of the digestive system in which the chronic or recurrent symptoms cannot be explained by the presence of structural or tissue abnormality. This survey used a modified Rome III questionnaire on the health and nutrition status of a general population in Taiwan during 2005-2008. A total of 4,275 responders completed the questionnaire. The sample was evenly distributed for men (n=2,137) and women (n=2,138). The prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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