Table 2

Stool characteristics at 1 and 3 months (m1 and m3) old of infants with infant dyschezia according to the (modified) Rome III criteria

DiagnosisRome
1 month (n=51)
m-Rome
1 month (n=223)
Rome
3 months (n=11)
m-Rome
3 months (n=84)
‘Rome’
9 months (n=11)
m-Rome
9 months (n=74)
m1m3m1m3m1m3m1m3m1m3m1m3
Defecation frequency per day Mean1.951.362.061.211.030.881.961.061.911.242.661.46
SD1.520.911.890.950.850.751.760.951.780.922.111.12
Consistency* Mean3.413.393.433.313.003.003.463.143.503.533.363.49
SD0.750.740.770.750.740.890.780.780.500.510.890.69
  • Rome, diagnosis according to the Rome III criteria; ‘Rome’, same criteria, apart from age; m-Rome, diagnosis according to the suggested modified Rome III criteria.

  • *Consistency is rated from 1 (hard) to 4 (watery).6