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Table 1 Respondent characteristics (n = 425)

From: Smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity following stoma formation surgery, stoma-related concerns, and desire for lifestyle advice: a United Kingdom survey

Characteristics Respondents (n (%)a
Gender
 Male 102 (24.1)
 Female 322 (75.9)
 Unknown 1
Age when first had stoma
  < 20 26 (6.1)
 21–30 44 (10.4)
 31–40 83 (19.5)
 41–50 98 (23.1)
 51–60 89 (20.9)
 61–70 64 (15.1)
  > 70 21 (4.9)
Reason for first stoma
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease 165 (39.4)
 Colorectal cancer 93 (22.2)
 Diverticular disease 47 (11.2)
 Bowel perforation / rupture 24 (5.7)
 Other cancer or benign tumour 20 (4.8)
 Other 70 (16.7)
 Unknown 6
Stoma at time of survey?
 Yes 397 (93.4)
 No 28 (6.6)
Length of time with stoma
  < 1 year 117 (27.6)
 1–2 years 73 (17.2)
 2–4 years 90 (21.2)
  > 5 years 144 (34.0)
 Unknown 1
Seen stoma nurse specialist?
 Yes 409 (97.4)
 No 11 (2.6)
 Unknown 5
  1. a Percentages calculated excluding the unknowns