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Epidemiology characteristics of constipation for general population, pediatric population, and elderly population in china.

Chu H, Zhong L, Li H, Zhang X, Zhang J, Hou X - Gastroenterol Res Pract (2014)

Bottom Line: Data on prevalence, gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, educational class, age, race, and physician visit results were extracted and analyzed.Only 22.2% patients seek medical advice in general population.Conclusions.

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Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1277 Jiefang Road, Wuhan 430022, China.

ABSTRACT
Objective. To acquire more data about the epidemiologic characteristics of constipation in different kinds of populations in China. Methods. Using "constipation" and "China" as search terms; relevant papers were searched from January 1995 to April 2014. Data on prevalence, gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, educational class, age, race, and physician visit results were extracted and analyzed. Results. 36 trials were included. Prevalence rates of constipation in elderly population (18.1%) and pediatric population (18.8%) were significantly higher than that in general population (8.2%). Prevalence of constipation defined by non-Rome criteria was higher than that by Rome criteria in general population. Prevalence rates of constipation were different for different geographical area. People with less education were predisposed to constipation. In pediatric population, prevalence of constipation was the lowest in children aged 2-6 years. Prevalence of constipation in ethnic minorities was higher than that in Han people. People with constipation were predisposed to FD, haemorrhoid, and GERD. Only 22.2% patients seek medical advice in general population. Conclusions. In China, prevalence of constipation was lower compared with most of other countries. The factors including female gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, age, educational class, and race seemed to have major effects on prevalence of constipation.

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Education difference in the prevalence of constipation. Prevalence rate of constipation increased with less education in general population and elderly population.
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fig3: Education difference in the prevalence of constipation. Prevalence rate of constipation increased with less education in general population and elderly population.

Mentions: In general population and elderly population, prevalence rate of constipation increased with less education (in general population χ2 = 8468.4, P < 0.001; in elderly population χ2 = 2618.7, P < 0.001) (Figure 3).


Epidemiology characteristics of constipation for general population, pediatric population, and elderly population in china.

Chu H, Zhong L, Li H, Zhang X, Zhang J, Hou X - Gastroenterol Res Pract (2014)

Education difference in the prevalence of constipation. Prevalence rate of constipation increased with less education in general population and elderly population.
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fig3: Education difference in the prevalence of constipation. Prevalence rate of constipation increased with less education in general population and elderly population.
Mentions: In general population and elderly population, prevalence rate of constipation increased with less education (in general population χ2 = 8468.4, P < 0.001; in elderly population χ2 = 2618.7, P < 0.001) (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: Data on prevalence, gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, educational class, age, race, and physician visit results were extracted and analyzed.Only 22.2% patients seek medical advice in general population.Conclusions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1277 Jiefang Road, Wuhan 430022, China.

ABSTRACT
Objective. To acquire more data about the epidemiologic characteristics of constipation in different kinds of populations in China. Methods. Using "constipation" and "China" as search terms; relevant papers were searched from January 1995 to April 2014. Data on prevalence, gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, educational class, age, race, and physician visit results were extracted and analyzed. Results. 36 trials were included. Prevalence rates of constipation in elderly population (18.1%) and pediatric population (18.8%) were significantly higher than that in general population (8.2%). Prevalence of constipation defined by non-Rome criteria was higher than that by Rome criteria in general population. Prevalence rates of constipation were different for different geographical area. People with less education were predisposed to constipation. In pediatric population, prevalence of constipation was the lowest in children aged 2-6 years. Prevalence of constipation in ethnic minorities was higher than that in Han people. People with constipation were predisposed to FD, haemorrhoid, and GERD. Only 22.2% patients seek medical advice in general population. Conclusions. In China, prevalence of constipation was lower compared with most of other countries. The factors including female gender, diagnostic criteria, geographical area, age, educational class, and race seemed to have major effects on prevalence of constipation.

No MeSH data available.


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