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Table 1 Baseline data

From: Development of an early nurse led intervention to treat children referred to secondary paediatric care with constipation with or without soiling

  Eligible - GP referrals resident in GGHB area
  Nurse-led Consultant-led
  75 patients, 5 clusters 98 patients, 7 clusters
Median age at first appointment in years (interquartile range) 3.5 (1.9, 7.3) 0.2-12.4 3.4 (1.9, 7.9) 0.5-15.7
<4 years (%) 40/75 (53%) 56/98 (57%)
Sex M:F 35/40 49/49
Constipation/Constipation + soiling or soiling 52/15 (71%) → n = 67 55/23 (71%) → n = 78
Mean deprivation (range) - 7 most deprived 5.1 (1–7) 4.6 (1–7)
Median length of symptoms in years (interquartile range) 1.9 (0.5, 3.0) → n = 43 1.4 (0.5, 2.7) → n = 66
Median age symptoms began in years (interquartile range) 1.2 (0.6, 3.4) → n = 43 1.2 (0.8, 3.6) → n = 66