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Table 2 Symptom frequency scores and percentage of subjects experiencing each symptom often

From: Colorectal cancer survivors: an investigation of symptom burden and influencing factors

Symptom Mean (±SD) Scored > 51 (‘quite a bit’/ ‘very much)
Fatigue (n = 475) 33 (±26) 120 (24.2%)
Insomnia (n = 470) 28 (±30) 109 (22.0%)
Bowel Function
 - Constipation (n = 468) 17 (±27) 57 (11.5%)
 - Diarrhoea (n = 467) 21 (±30) 67 (13.5%)
 - Flatulence
  (current stoma) (n = 107) 38 (±29) 27 (25.5%)
  (no stoma) (n = 252) 37 (±32) 80 (21.6%)
   (combined) (n = 359) 37 (±30) 107 (22.5%)
 - Bloating (n = 471) 20 (±31) 56 (11.3%)
 - Blood in stool (n = 471) 3 (±27) 5 (1.0%)
 - Faecal incontinence
  (current stoma) (n = 102) 27 (±11) 19 (18.1%)
  (no stoma) (n = 253) 14 (±24) 22 (5.9%)
  (combined) (n = 355) 18 (±27) 41 (8.6%)
 - Stool frequency
  (current stoma) (n = 106) 17 (±24) 8 (7.5%)
  (no stoma) (n = 254) 24 (±25) 25 (6.8%)
  (combined) (n = 360) 22 (±25) 33 (6.9%)
Nutrition
 - Appetite loss (n = 474) 15 (±26) 56 (11.3%)
 - Weight worry (n = 467) 22 (±27) 66 (13.3%)
 - Taste (n = 467) 13 (±24) 38 (7.7%)
 - Nausea & vomiting (n = 475) 10 (±20) 21 (4.2%)
 - Dry mouth (n = 471) 17 (±27) 59 (11.9%)
Pain
 - General pain (n = 474) 19 (±25) 47 (9.5%)
 - Abdominal pain (n = 469) 12 (±22) 32 (6.5%)
 - Buttock pain (n = 466) 14 (±25) 45 (9.1%)
Dermatological Issues
 - Sore skin
  (current stoma) (n = 105) 27 (±30) 20 (19.0%)
  (no stoma) (n = 253) 18 (±27) 31 (8.4%)
  (combined) (n = 358) 21 (±28) 51 (10.7%)
Urinary Issues
 - Dysuria (n = 470) 4 (±15) 11 (2.2%)
 - Urinary frequency (n = 466) 33 (±26) 82 (16.5%)
 - Urinary incontinence (n = 465) 12 (±22) 27 (5.4%)