Table 1.

Baseline Characteristics

CharacteristicsCT Group
(n = 111)
CTM Group
(n = 91)
Boys55 (49%)82 (89%)
Age (y) [median (range)]7.7 (5–16)7.5 (5–17)
Defecation frequency (per wk)
 Median2.52.0
 Range 0–25 0–17
 P25–P751.0–5.01.0–6.0
Soiling frequency [median (range)]2.8 (0–50)3.0 (0–40)
Nighttime soiling/wk [median (range)]0.0 (0–7)0.0 (0–14)
Encopresis frequency/wk [median (range)]3.0 (0–47)4.0 (0–31)
Production of large amount of stool85 (76%)60 (65%)
Abdominal scybala20 (18%)18 (20%)
Rectal scybala29 (26%)28 (30%)
Total period of symptoms (y) [median (range)]5.6 (1–3)5.7 (0.3–16.1)
Presence of daytime enuresis41 (37%)40 (43%)
Presence of nighttime enuresis47 (42%)41 (45%)