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Table 2 Demographics of Study Population

From: Effect of four-day psyllium supplementation on bowel preparation for colonoscopy:A prospective double blind randomized trial [ISRCTN76623768]

  Psyllium Placebo Significance
Age 60.4 ± 9.6 61.4 ± 10.9 Ns
Stool Consistency 4.3 ± 1.1 4.0 ± .8 ns
Stool Frequency    ns
Weekly 0 1  
Every other day 2 1  
Occ. skip days 2 1  
Daily 12 10  
Twice daily 3 6  
More than bid 1 1  
Compliance    
With diet    ns
Complete 15/20 15/20  
Partial 4/20 4/20  
Not Compliant 1/20 1/20  
With powder    ns
Complete 14/20 15/20  
Missed 1 dose 4/20 3/20  
Missed 2 doses 2/20 2/20