Table 1

Baseline characteristics of asthmatics and controls
Controls Asthmatics P value
Age, yrs 30.9 ± 7.7 34.8 ± 8.4 0.075
Gender, (M:F) 15:15 12:18 0.604
BMI, (kg/m2) 21.8 ± 3.6 21.3 ± 4.4 0.647
GERD symptom score (frequency x severity) 7.6 ± 0.8 32.0 ± 21.1 0.000*

* Student t-test BMI = Body Mass Index GERD = gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

All values mean ± SD unless specified otherwise.

Amarasiri et al.

Amarasiri et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:140   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-140

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