Table 1

Sample characteristics
Characteristic N (%)
All subjects, N 1000 (100%)
Age, median (IQR) 38 (24)
Female, n(%) 760 (76%)
Ethnicity, n(%) 200
Chinese 174 (20.0%)
Indian 595 (17.4%)
Malay 31 (59.5%)
Other 83 (3.1%)
Faecal Incontinence 238 (8.3%)
Chronic disease, n(%) 108 (23.8%)
Diabetes mellitus 177 (10.8%)
Hypertension 74 (17.7%)
Hypercholesterolemia 24 (7.4%)
Ischaemic heart disease 285 (2.4%)
Previous operation, n(%) 15 (28.5%)
Pelvic, perineal or anorectal operation 270 (1.5%)
Other operation (27%)
Defaecation frequency, n(%)
1–7 times a week 657 (65.7%)
8–15 times a week 244 (24.4%)
16–21 times a week 73 (7.3%)
More than 22 times a week 26 (2.6%)
Defaecation duration, n(%)
1–5 minutes 547 (54.7%)
6–10 minutes 291 (29.1%)
11–15 minutes 89 (8.9%)
More than 15 minutes 73 (7.3%)

Note: ^Total is 999 as one subject had missing data.

Roslani et al.

Roslani et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:95   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-14-95

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