The prevalence of gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms in a UK population and the consultation behaviour of patients with these symptoms.

BACKGROUND Patients consulting with gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms (GORS) may differ from nonconsulters. AIM To describe these differences in a UK population. METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to 4432 adults. Definitions used were GORS (either heartburn or acid regurgitation on more than six occasions during the previous year), dyspepsia… (More)