Table 1

Baseline characteristics

Baseline characteristics


Number of subjects

20

Age in years

8 (4–16)

Sex (male)

10

Time of constipation before intake (years)

3.5 (0.3–6.5)

Treatment time before intake (months)

12 (0–48)


Bowel habits, n (%)

• Bowel movements < 3/week

12 (60%)

• Faecal incontinence ≤ 2/week

1 (5%)

• Faecal incontinence > 2/week

15 (80%)

• Large amounts of stools

12 (60%)


Stool consistency, n (%)

• Hard stools

7 (35%)

• Normal stools

13 (65%)

• Watery stools

0


Painful defecation, n (%)

• No pain

7 (35%)

• Sometimes painful

7 (35%)

• Always painful

6 (30%)


Abdominal pain, n (%)

• No abdominal pain

3 (15%)

• Sometimes abdominal pain

8 (40%)

• Often abdominal pain

9 (45%)


Physical examination, n (%)

• Abdominal scybala

4 (20%)

• Rectal scybala

4 (20%)

• Anal Fissures

0


Bekkali et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:17   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-17

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