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Table 3 Ostomy patients’ clinical characteristics

From: Who are the ostomy patients and caregivers attending Portuguese community pharmacies? A cross-sectional study

Variables All
n = 412
Ostomy type, n (%)a Intestinal 322 (78.3%)
Urinary 78 (19.0%)
Respiratory 16 (3.9%)
Other (gastrostomy) 1 (0.2%)
  n = 417
Ostomy cause, n (%)a Tumour 306 (75.0%)
Inflammatory disease 33 (8.1%)
Obstruction 24 (5.9%)
Trauma 9 (2.2%)
Organ malformation 7 (1.7%)
Other 35 (8.6%)
  n = 414; NRb = 4
Expected duration, n (%) Temporary 73 (18.3%)
Definitive 326 (81.7%)
  n = 399; NRb = 13
Time since intervention, n (%) Average, years (SD) 6 (6.6)
Median, years 3
< 1 year 74 (19.0%)
1–5 years 176 (45.2%)
≥ 6 years 139 (35.7%)
  n = 389; NRb = 23
  1. a There may be multiple answers per subject
  2. b Non-respondents