U. S. Householder survey of functional gastrointestinal disorders

  title={U. S. Householder survey of functional gastrointestinal disorders},
  author={D. Drossman and Zhiming Li and E. Andruzzi and R. Temple and N. Talley and W. Grant Thompson and W. Whitehead and J. Janssens and P. Funch‐jensen and E. Corazziari and J. Richter and G. Koch},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Our objective was to obtain national data of the estimated prevalence, sociodemographic relationships, and health impact of persons with functional gastrointestinal disorders. We surveyed a stratified probability random sample of U.S householders selected from a data base of a national market firm (National Family Opinion, Inc.). Questions were asked about bowel symptoms, sociodemographic associations, work absenteeism, and physician visits. The sampling frame was constructed to be… Expand

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