Day of Supplementation Straining Placebo B. coagulans P value Δ
(N=20) MTCC 5856
  (N=18)
Baseline (Day 0) No 12 11 1
Yes 7 9
End of Study (Day 30) No 7 14 0.187
Yes 4 2
Table 4: Number of participants who experienced at least one bowel movement that required straining to start defecation, during the 30 day supplementation with B. coagulans MTCC 5856 or Placebo. Δ Between-group comparisons were made using the Fisher’s exact test.