Answer: D. 80%. A recent analysis of a nationally representative sample of the US adult population, published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, found that 80% of adults in the general population with chronic diarrhea are overweight, obese, or severely obese.
6. According to the same analysis, adults in which of the following weight categories were the most likely to have constipation?
B. Normal weight
E. Severely obese