Anal incontinence in women presenting for gynecologic care: prevalence, risk factors, and impact upon quality of life.

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American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, ISSN: 0002-9378, Vol: 192, Issue: 5, Page: 1637-42

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Boreham, Muriel K.; Richter, Holly E.; Kenton, Kimberly; Nager, Kimberly; Gregory, W. Thomas; Aronson, Michael P.; Bogt, Val Y.; McIntire, Don D.; Schaffer, Joseph I.
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Medicine; Anal incontinence; Constipation; Irritable bowel syndrome; Prevalence; Quality of life; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medicine(all); Adult; Aging; Body Mass Index; Cohort Studies; Constipation; Delivery of Health Care; Diarrhea; Fecal Incontinence; Female; Gynecology; Humans; Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Logistic Models; Middle Aged; Odds Ratio; Prevalence; *Quality of Life; Questionnaires; Risk Factors; Severity of Illness Index
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The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and impact upon quality of life of anal incontinence (AI) in women aged 18 to 65.