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Table 5 How did an episode of travelers' diarrhea (TD) influence travelers' perception of TD? The expected amount of subjective inconvenience due to travelers'' diarrhea before and after travel is stratified by whether travelers had TD.*

From: Inconvenience due to travelers' diarrhea: a prospective follow-up study

  Travelers who had TD n = 160 Travelers who did not have TD n = 230
  Before departure After returning Before departure After returning
No problem - n (%) 1 (1) 11 (7) 1 (0.4) 3 (1)
A small problem - n (%) 22 (14) 42 (26) 50 (22) 53 (23)
Neither a small nor a large problem - n (%) 51 (32) 56 (35) 61 (27) 57 (25)
A large problem - n (%) 69 (43) 49 (31) 99 (43) 99 (43)
A very large problem - n (%) 17 (11) 2 (1) 19 (8) 18 (8)
  1. *Participants were presented the following scenarios: Before departure: If you were to contract travelers' diarrhea during the coming journey, with a duration of three days accompanied by urgency and abdominal cramps, how large a problem do you think this would be for you? After returning: If you were to make the exact same journey in the future and you were to contract travelers' diarrhea with a duration of three days accompanied by urgency and abdominal cramps, how large a problem do you think this would be for you?.