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Table 7 Change in lifestyle since having a stoma, according to medical reason for first stoma (n = 419a)

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

Change in lifestyle PA n (%)b Diet n (%)b Alcohol n (%)b Smoking n (%)b
Chronic bowel diseasec Cancerd Other Chronic bowel diseasec Cancerd Other Chronic bowel diseasec Cancerd Other Chronic bowel diseasec Cancerd Other
For the better 37 (17.5) 14 (12.4) 13 (13.8) 71 (34.1) 48 (42.5) 33 (35.1) 74 (35.1) 42 (37.5) 29 (31.2) 24 (11.6) 16 (14.7) 9 (10.0)
For the worse 104 (49.3) 72 (63.7) 58 (61.7) 50 (24.0) 25 (22.1) 23 (24.5) 13 (6.2) 3 (2.7) 4 (4.3) 6 (2.9) 0 5 (5.6)
No change 64 (30.3) 26 (23.0) 22 (23.4) 83 (39.9) 37 (32.7) 36 (38.3) 122 (57.8) 65 (58.0) 60 (64.5) 176 (85.0) 89 (81.6) 76 (84.4)
Don’t know 6 (2.8) 1 (0.9) 1 (1.1) 4 (1.9) 3 (2.6) 2 (2.1) 2 (0.9) 2 (1.8) 0 1 (0.5) 4 (3.7) 0
Missing 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 1 5 4 4
  1. aMedical reason for first stoma was unknown for 6 participants; b Percentages calculated excluding the missing responses; c Includes Inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease; d Includes colorectal cancer, other cancer types and benign tumours