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Demographic and dietary determinants of constipation in the US population.
Am J Public Health 1990; 80(2):185-9AJ

Abstract

We investigated the association between self-reported constipation and several demographic and dietary variables in 15,014 men and women 12-74 years of age examined between 1971-75 during the first Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Overall, 12.8 percent reported constipation. Self-reported constipation correlated poorly with stool frequency. Nine percent of those with daily stools and 30.6 percent of those with four to six stools/week, reported constipation. Constipation was more frequent in Blacks (17.3 percent), women (18.2 percent), and those over age 60 (23.3 percent); after adjusting for age, sex, and race it was more prevalent in those with daily inactivity, little leisure exercise, low income, and poor education. Constipated subjects reported lower consumption of cheese, dry beans and peas, milk, meat and poultry, beverages (sweetened, carbonated and noncarbonated), and fruits and vegetables. They reported higher consumption of coffee or tea. They consumed fewer total calories even after controlling for body mass and exercise.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Digestive Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7080.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2297063

Citation

Sandler, R S., et al. "Demographic and Dietary Determinants of Constipation in the US Population." American Journal of Public Health, vol. 80, no. 2, 1990, pp. 185-9.
Sandler RS, Jordan MC, Shelton BJ. Demographic and dietary determinants of constipation in the US population. Am J Public Health. 1990;80(2):185-9.
Sandler, R. S., Jordan, M. C., & Shelton, B. J. (1990). Demographic and dietary determinants of constipation in the US population. American Journal of Public Health, 80(2), pp. 185-9.
Sandler RS, Jordan MC, Shelton BJ. Demographic and Dietary Determinants of Constipation in the US Population. Am J Public Health. 1990;80(2):185-9. PubMed PMID: 2297063.
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