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Global Prevalence of Functional Constipation According to the Rome Criteria  Medical Bag

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Even as the same definitions are applied and similar methodologies used, the prevalence of functional constipation varies widely among countries, from less than 1% to more than 30%, according to a study published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

While constipation is a common bowel disorder, cross-sectional surveys have revealed variability in its prevalence. To estimate the global prevalence of functional constipation, researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies by searching MEDLINE, Embase, and Embase Classic databases from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2020. They identified studies that used comparable methodologies and all iterations of the Rome criteria. Of the 8174 citations evaluated, 45 studies were deemed eligible, representing a total of 80 separate populations and consisting of 275,260 participants.

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