U. S. Householder survey of functional gastrointestinal disorders

  title={U. S. Householder survey of functional gastrointestinal disorders},
  author={Douglas A. Drossman and Zhiming Li and E Andruzzi and Robert de Temple and Nicholas J. Talley and W. Grant Thompson and William E. Whitehead and J. Janssens and P. Funch‐jensen and Enrico Stefano Corazziari and Joel E Richter and Gary 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… 

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