The prevalence of and risk factors for erosive oesophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease: a nationwide multicentre prospective study in Korea.

@article{Kim2008ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of and risk factors for erosive oesophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease: a nationwide multicentre prospective study in Korea.},
  author={Nayoung K. D. Kim and Seung Woo Lee and Sung-il Cho and Chun Gun Park and Chuan Hua Yang and Hyun Soo Kim and Jong Sun Rew and Jung Soo Moon and S Kim and Soo Hyun Park and Hyun Chae Jung and In Sik Chung},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={173-85}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective nationwide multicentre studies that have evaluated endoscopic findings and reflux symptoms using a well-designed questionnaire are very rare. AIM To compare the prevalence rates of and risk factors for erosive oesophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) in the Korean population. METHODS A gastroscopic examination was performed on 25 536 subjects who visited 40 Healthcare Centers for a health check-up. A gastro-oesophageal reflux questionnaire and multivariate… CONTINUE READING