Table 2

Relationship between demographic and clinical factors with the presence of faecal incontinence
Demographic and Clinical factors Survey sample, N Proportion of patients with FI, n (%) Proportion of patient without FI, n (%) p value
All patients with FI 1000 83(8.3) 917(91.7)
Age groups, Median (IQR) 38(24) 47(28) 37(24) <0.001
15–24 years 59 3(5.1) 56(94.9)
25–44 years 532 32(6.0) 500(94.0)
45–64 years 318 31(9.7) 287(90.3)
More than 65 years 91 17(18.7) 74(81.3)
Sex 0.983
Male 240 20(8.3) 220(91.7)
Female 760 63(8.3) 697(91.7)
Ethnicity 0.525
Chinese 200 21(10.5) 179(89.5)
Indian 595 44(7.4) 551(92.6)
Malay 174 16(9.2) 158(90.8)
Other 31 2(6.5) 29(93.5)
Chronic disease 0.158
Yes 238 25(10.5) 213(89.5)
No 762 58(7.6) 704(92.4)
Diabetes mellitus 0.026
Yes 108 15(13.9) 93(86.1)
No 892 68(7.6) 824(92.4)
Hypertension 0.323
Yes 177 18(10.2) 159(89.8)
No 822 65(7.9) 757(92.1)
Hypercholesterolemia 0.617
Yes 74 5(6.8) 69(93.2)
No 926 78(8.4) 848(91.6)
Ischaemic heart disease 0.133
Yes 24 4(16.7%) 20(83.3%)
No 975 79(8.1%) 896(91.9%)
Previous operation 0.068
Pelvic, perineal or anorectal operation 141 15(10.6%) 126(89.4%)
Other operation 144 7(4.9%) 137(95.1%)
No previous operation 715 61(8.5%) 654(91.5%)
Defaecation frequency 0.571
1–7 times a week 657 55(8.4%) 602(91.6%)
8–15 times a week 244 19(7.8%) 225(92.2%)
16–21 times a week 73 5(6.9%) 68(93.1%)
More than 22 times a week 26 4(15.4%) 22(84.6%)
Defaecation duration 0.001
1–5 minutes 547 38(7.0%) 509(93.0%)
6–10 minutes 291 18(6.2%) 273(93.8%)
11–15 minutes 89 14(15.7%) 75(84.3%)
More than 15 minutes 73 13(17.8%) 60(82.2%)

Note: p value derived from χ2 test.

Roslani et al.

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

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