TABLE 3

Stool Frequency and Fecal Continence After a Mean Follow-up of 10 Years After Proctocolectomy

VariablePouch (N = 41), Mean ± SDStraight (N = 9), Mean ± SDAll (N = 50), Mean ± SD
Stool frequency
    Daytime5.6 ± 2.4a7.4 ± 3.15.9 ± 2.4
    Nighttime1.3 ± 1.71.8 ± 1.31.4 ± 1.6
    Maximum/24 h8.4 ± 3.810.1 ± 3.38.7 ± 3.7
    Minimum/24 h4.5 ± 2.55.3 ± 2.34.6 ± 2.4
Continence
    Daytime soiling, %222222
    Nighttime soiling, %546756
    Totally continent, %463344
    Medication for stool control, %412246
  • a P = .055 between pouch and straight.