volume 49, issue 3, P440-449 2015
DOI: 10.1590/s0080-623420150000300012
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Abstract: ABSTRACTObjective: To estimate the prevalence of self-reported constipation and associated factors in the general population of a Brazilian city. Method: Secondary analysis of an epidemiological study, population-based, cross-sectional study, about bowel habits of Brazilian population. A total of 2,162 individuals were interviewed using two instruments: sociodemographic data and the adapted and validated Brazilian version of the "Bowel Function in the Community" tool. Results: There was a prevalence of 25.2% …

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