Prevalence of symptoms suggestive of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in an adult population.

@article{Isolauri1995PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of symptoms suggestive of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in an adult population.},
  author={Jouko Isolauri and Pekka Laippala},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          67-70
        }
}
Symptoms suggestive of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very common. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of these symptoms and factors influencing them in an unselected adult population. A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 2500 people aged > or = 20 years. The questions concerned heartburn, regurgitation, dysphagia, chest and upper abdominal pain, as well as medication and medical consultations for these symptoms. Of the 1700 (68%) responders, 9% had experienced… CONTINUE READING

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