Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in the elderly: a population-based study.

@article{Talley1992PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in the elderly: a population-based study.},
  author={Nicholas J Talley and E A O'Keefe and Alan R. Zinsmeister and Lee Joseph Melton},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1992},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={895-901}
}
The prevalence of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the elderly, and their impact on health, is largely unknown. The prevalence of symptoms compatible with IBS was estimated in a representative sample of elderly community residents, and the impact of these symptoms was determined on presentation for health care. An age- and sex-stratified random sample of noninstitutionalized Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents aged 65-93 years were mailed a valid… CONTINUE READING