Fecal Output

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Table 1: Fecal Output for Different Populations
Population Age Mean Standard Deviation References
Healthy people
Healthy Nigerian Children 6 months to 5 years 109.3 mL/day 54.07 Akinbami et al. 1995
Healthy Nigerian Adult Adult 143.3 g/day 48.5 Akinbami et al. 1995
Ill people
Children with diarrhea 3 to 24 months 126 g/kilogram of body weight/h
during initial 24h and rehydration period
33.6 Dutta et al. 2000
Tunisian Adult with acute diarrhea Adult 499 g/day 284 Hamza et al. 1999


Akinbami, F., Erinoso, O. and Akinwolere, O. (1995) Defaecation pattern and intestinal transit in nigerian children. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 24, 337-341. Abstract

Dutta, P., Dutta, S., Manna, B., Chatterjee, M. and De, A. (2000) Hypo-osmolar oral rehydration salts solution in dehydrating persistent diarrhoea in children: Double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Acta Paediatrica 89, 411-416. Full text

Hamza, H., Ben Khalifa, H., Baumer, P., Berard, H. and Lecomte, J.M. (1999) Racecadotril versus placebo in the treatment of acute diarrhoea in adults. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 13, 15-19. Full text