Table 4

ACF characteristics in patients with SC or DD according to history of anthranoid laxative use

ACF characteristicsPatients with SCPatients with DD
Laxative use (n = 18)No laxative use (n = 37)PLaxative use (n = 11)No laxative use (n = 30)P
Total number of ACF14335652100
Number of ACF per subject: mean (SD)7.94 (4.41)9.61 (6.44)NSa4.73 (5.48)3.33 (3.77)NS
Frequency: mean (SD) (ACF/cm2)0.21 (0.16)0.26 (0.18)NS0.12 (0.14)0.10 (0.10)NS
Multiplicity: mean (SD) (crypts/focus)13.36 (8.14)23.94 (14.17)0.00218.61 (18.52)24.05 (18.64)NS
  • a NS, P > 0.05.