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Table 3 Analysis of questionnaire before and after LAB treatment

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

   Beforea Afterb
   N = 19 (%) N = 19 (%)
Frequency of defecation Once more than three days 11 (57.9) 06 (31.6)
  Once two days 03 (15.8) 07 (36.8)
  Once a day 04 (21.1) 06 (31.6)
  More than twice a day 01 (05.3) 00 (00.0)
Amount of stool Large 04 (21.1) 08 (42.1)
  Medium 11 (57.9) 09 (47.4)
  Small 04 (21.1) 02 (10.5)
State of stool Like stone 01 (05.3) 00 (00.0)
  Hard 05 (26.3) 06 (31.6)
  Soft 12 (63.2) 11 (57.9)
  Watery 01 (05.3) 02 (10.5)
  Like water 00 (00.0) 00 (00.0)
  1. aBefore the experiment started.
  2. bAt the end of experiment.