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Demographic, anthropometric and socioeconomic characteristics of functional constipation in Eastern Croatia


Ebling, Barbara; Gulić, Saša; Jurčić, Dragan; Martinac, Miran; Gmajnić, Rudika; Bilić, Ante; Pribić, Sanda; Tolušić Levak, Maja
Demographic, anthropometric and socioeconomic characteristics of functional constipation in Eastern Croatia // Collegium antropologicum, 38 (2014), 2; 539-546 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Demographic, anthropometric and socioeconomic characteristics of functional constipation in Eastern Croatia

Autori
Ebling, Barbara ; Gulić, Saša ; Jurčić, Dragan ; Martinac, Miran ; Gmajnić, Rudika ; Bilić, Ante ; Pribić, Sanda ; Tolušić Levak, Maja

Izvornik
Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 38 (2014), 2; 539-546

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Constipation; prevalence; risk factors

Sažetak
Aim of the research is to establish the prevalence of constipation in Osječko-baranjska County, to establish its specific characteristics and to determine the effect of demographic, anthropometric and socioeconomic factors. It is a cross-sectional and case control study conducted in 2010. on systematic sample of 900 subjects between 20 and 69 years of age. Every subject was sent an invitation letter and a Rome III diagnostic questionnaire for one of the disorders. A scoring algorithm was used to confirm or exclude the diagnosis of functional constipation. The chi-square test, t-test and logistic regression were used for analysis. The prevalence of constipation in our study was 22.19%, which is higher than the prevalence in most other countries, where it ranges from 5% to 18%. In our study statistically significant variables were: place of current residence (urban), education level (high school), marital status (divorced people), a larger number of household members and a lower health status by self-assessment. According to t-test persons with constipation on average are older, have higher average BMI and lower average grade valued financial status of households and their health. There were a greater number of subjects that had at least one alarm symptom or some of the psychosocial factors and they often suffered from a chronic disease. Functional constipation presents a significant health problem. Rome III survey questionnaire proved to be an acceptable method for diagnosing this functional disorder in clinical-consilliary and primary health care, and for persons showing signs of alarm and needing further diagnostic treatment.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Klinički bolnički centar Osijek,
Klinička bolnica "Sveti Duh",
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek

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  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE