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Prevalence, severity and associated features of gastro-oesophageal reflux and dyspepsia: a population-based study.
N Z Med J 2000; 113(1110):178-81NZ

Abstract

AIMS

To describe the prevalence and severity of dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux in the community, to investigate their association with lifestyle factors and to evaluate the consultation pattern for these conditions.

METHOD

A previously validated questionnaire was posted to 1000 adults randomly selected from the electoral rolls of the greater Wellington region. It investigated symptoms of dyspepsia, reflux, lifestyle and consultation pattern over the previous twelve months.

RESULTS

Response rate was 81.7%. Prevalence of dyspepsia was 34.2%. Prevalence of reflux was 30%. The overall prevalence of both symptom groups combined was 45.2%. Most subjects had multiple symptoms. Results indicated 63% of subjects with reflux also had symptoms of dyspepsia and 56% of subjects with dyspepsia showed symptoms of reflux. Although 69% of subjects with heartburn used over-the-counter medications, only 17% consulted medical practitioners. Current and ex-smokers had a higher prevalence of reflux. Dyspeptic symptoms were not associated with alcohol intake or aspirin use. Prevalence of dyspeptic symptoms did not change with increasing age.

CONCLUSIONS

Dyspepsia is very common in the community. Significant overlap among the subgroups of dyspepsia makes a classification, based on symptoms alone, of questionable value. Frequency and severity of symptoms should be incorporated in the definition to exclude those subjects with trivial symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Gastroenterology, Wellington Hospital. mhaque@middlemore.co.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10917077

Citation

Haque, M, et al. "Prevalence, Severity and Associated Features of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux and Dyspepsia: a Population-based Study." The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 113, no. 1110, 2000, pp. 178-81.
Haque M, Wyeth JW, Stace NH, et al. Prevalence, severity and associated features of gastro-oesophageal reflux and dyspepsia: a population-based study. N Z Med J. 2000;113(1110):178-81.
Haque, M., Wyeth, J. W., Stace, N. H., Talley, N. J., & Green, R. (2000). Prevalence, severity and associated features of gastro-oesophageal reflux and dyspepsia: a population-based study. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 113(1110), pp. 178-81.
Haque M, et al. Prevalence, Severity and Associated Features of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux and Dyspepsia: a Population-based Study. N Z Med J. 2000 May 26;113(1110):178-81. PubMed PMID: 10917077.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence, severity and associated features of gastro-oesophageal reflux and dyspepsia: a population-based study. AU - Haque,M, AU - Wyeth,J W, AU - Stace,N H, AU - Talley,N J, AU - Green,R, PY - 2000/8/6/pubmed PY - 2000/8/6/medline PY - 2000/8/6/entrez SP - 178 EP - 81 JF - The New Zealand medical journal JO - N. Z. Med. J. VL - 113 IS - 1110 N2 - AIMS: To describe the prevalence and severity of dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux in the community, to investigate their association with lifestyle factors and to evaluate the consultation pattern for these conditions. METHOD: A previously validated questionnaire was posted to 1000 adults randomly selected from the electoral rolls of the greater Wellington region. It investigated symptoms of dyspepsia, reflux, lifestyle and consultation pattern over the previous twelve months. RESULTS: Response rate was 81.7%. Prevalence of dyspepsia was 34.2%. Prevalence of reflux was 30%. The overall prevalence of both symptom groups combined was 45.2%. Most subjects had multiple symptoms. Results indicated 63% of subjects with reflux also had symptoms of dyspepsia and 56% of subjects with dyspepsia showed symptoms of reflux. Although 69% of subjects with heartburn used over-the-counter medications, only 17% consulted medical practitioners. Current and ex-smokers had a higher prevalence of reflux. Dyspeptic symptoms were not associated with alcohol intake or aspirin use. Prevalence of dyspeptic symptoms did not change with increasing age. CONCLUSIONS: Dyspepsia is very common in the community. Significant overlap among the subgroups of dyspepsia makes a classification, based on symptoms alone, of questionable value. Frequency and severity of symptoms should be incorporated in the definition to exclude those subjects with trivial symptoms. SN - 0028-8446 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10917077/Prevalence_severity_and_associated_features_of_gastro_oesophageal_reflux_and_dyspepsia:_a_population_based_study_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2394 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -