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Table 2 Fundamental characteristic of subjects

From: Efficacy of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) supplement in management of constipation among nursing home residents

  Total Male Female
Number 19 8 11
Age 77.1 ± 10.1a 77.4 ± 10.7 76.9 ± 10.2
Interventionb 15 (79%) 8 (100%) 7 (64%)
  1. aEach value provided is the mean ± standard deviation.
  2. bLaxatives, enemas and other invasive procedures, such as manual removal of fecal impaction.