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Table 3 Symptoms Reported by > 10% of Study Participants

From: A qualitative study to explore symptoms and impacts of pediatric and adolescent Crohn’s disease from patient and caregiver perspective

  Children Parents Total (N = 49) Total %
Age of child Total (N = 31) Age of child Total (N = 18)
5–7 (N = 3) 8–11 (N = 8) 12–17 (N = 20) 2–4 (N = 3) 5–7 (N = 6) 8–11 (N = 9)
Abdominal/stomach pain 3 8 20 31 (100%) 3 6 9 18 (100%) 49 100%
Passing gas/feeling gassy 3 8 17 28 (90%) 3 5 9 17 (94%) 45 92%
Diarrhea/liquid stools 3 6 18 27 (87%) 3 6 8 17 (94%) 44 90%
Fatigue/Tiredness 1 7 16 24 (77%) 2 6 9 17 (94%) 41 84%
Bowel urgency 3 6 19 28 (90%) 2 4 7 13 (72%) 41 84%
Blood in stools 2 5 18 25 (81%) 2 6 7 15 (83%) 40 82%
Stomach cramping 2 5 18 25 (81%) 3 4 8 15 (83%) 40 82%
Constipation 1 6 13 20 (65%) 3 6 9 18 (100%) 38 78%
Incomplete evacuation 2 8 12 22 (71%) 3 4 7 14 (78%) 36 73%
Frequent bowel movements 1 6 13 20 (65%) 1 4 5 10 (56%) 30 61%
Nausea 0 4 13 17 (55%) 3 4 5 12 (67%) 29 59%
Vomiting 2 3 9 14 (45%) 3 3 4 10 (56%) 24 49%
Stomach bloating 0 5 9 14 (45%) 2 4 4 10 (56%) 24 49%
Bowel incontinence 1 3 7 11 (35%) 1 6 2 9 (50%) 20 41%
Mucus in stools 0 2 8 10 (32%) 1 3 3 7 (39%) 17 35%
Joint pain/swelling 1 0 4 5 (16%) 1 3 2 6 (33%) 11 22%
Headaches 1 2 4 7 (23%) 1 0 3 4 (22%) 11 22%
Tenesmus 0 1 6 7 (23%) 0 1 1 2 (11%) 9 18%
Dizzy/light-headedness 0 2 3 5 (16%) 0 0 1 1 (6%) 6 12%