Prevalence and risk factors of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in a Chinese retiree cohort

@inproceedings{Chen2012PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in a Chinese retiree cohort},
  author={Tiantian Chen and Ming Lu and Xiaofeng Wang and Yajun Yang and Juan Zhang and Li Jin and Weimin Ye},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Data about prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD) from Asian populations are still scarce. To provide additional data on prevalence of GERD and investigate its potential risk factors, we performed this cross-sectional study in the Taizhou Retiree Cohort. METHODS After physical examination, the participants were asked whether they suffered with heartburn or acid regurgitation in the last 12 months by trained interviewers, and if yes, the severity and frequency of the… CONTINUE READING