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Table 4 Defecation and laxative administration frequencies of each subject during the trial

From: Effect of waxy barley, Kirarimochi, consumption on bowel movements of late-stage elderly residents at Roken nursing home

IDa Defecation (frequency) Days with defecation Days with laxative administration
Baseline Barley consumption period Per weekb Baseline Barley consumption periods Baseline Barley consumption periods
October November December January February March October October November December January February March October November December January February March
1 7 13 11 20 18 17 1.6 7 10 9 15 15 14 5 7 3 3 2 3
2 7 11 8 12 6 11 1.6 6 11 7 10 5 7 6 2 4 2 4 4
3 11 13 7 10 9 7 2.5 7 7 6 8 8 4 6 7 5 4 8 12
4 12 11 19 18 19 18 2.7 10 9 14 13 14 13 5 4 2 3 1 5
5 8 5 5 6 15 19 1.8 6 5 5 5 7 17 11 8 9 11 4 8
6 11 7 11 6 17 8 2.5 7 7 7 5 12 9 6 6 6 7 1 4
7 10 12 12 17 11 16 2.3 9 9 9 10 12 13 7 4 3 6 1 4
8 5 7 3 6 4 4 1.1 4 6 3 5 3 4 8 7 4 10 8 9
9 7 7 12 15 13 10 1.6 7 7 5 10 6 7 9 5 6 4 7 6
10 11 13 11 15 11 16 2.5 9 12 9 15 12 14 3 4 0 2 0 1
c11 9 31 16 8 16 - 2.0 8 15 12 8 12 - 14 3 3 4 3 -
12 9 11 8 13 7 11 2.0 7 10 8 12 6 11 3 3 4 2 6 1
13 12 15 10 11 9 11 2.7 7 8 8 6 5 6 5 7 4 7 6 6
14 10 9 9 8 5 9 2.3 6 9 6 6 6 6 8 9 5 9 7 8
d15 16 17 11 20 13 - 3.6 11 16 14 8 10 - 2 4 2 4 2 -
16 14 11 5 14 12 18 3.2 15 13 15 17 13 15 0 0 3 0 3 2
17 31 37 32 29 16 18 7.0 12 14 10 9 12 12 2 2 2 2 2 2
18 23 24 23 33 23 23 5.2 13 8 11 10 11 10 3 7 4 4 5 4
19 38 42 30 36 27 26 8.6 13 12 8 13 11 9 4 1 4 3 2 6
20 24 20 38 35 26 28 5.4 13 8 5 14 10 15 1 4 3 1 1 4
21 14 11 6 10 1 11 3.2 14 22 15 16 13 12 4 0 2 3 4 7
22 27 21 27 28 35 32 6.1 20 18 18 19 18 19 1 1 1 0 0 0
23 19 15 15 20 14 23 4.3 20 25 20 21 18 17 4 0 0 1 4 3
24 14 16 17 16 23 16 3.2 17 14 21 20 18 17 4 7 3 3 2 3
25 19 19 21 8 14 17 4.3 13 10 6 8 1 10 3 3 3 6 4 0
26 18 17 18 23 22 17 4.1 18 16 19 17 23 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 14 17 12 9 17 15 3.2 15 10 10 18 12 18 1 4 3 1 2 0
28 16 11 12 16 14 15 3.6 13 12 15 16 16 14 2 3 1 0 1 3
  1. aSubjects from ID 1 to ID 14 belonged to group A where subjects’ defecation frequency was less than 3 times a week in October. Subjects from 15 to 28 belonged to group B where subjects’ defecation frequency was more than 3 times a week in October
  2. bCalculated by frequency in October × 7/31 days
  3. cThe subject of ID 11 left the nursing home on March 10th (no data)
  4. dThe subject of ID 15 left the nursing home on March 24th (no data)