Table 2

Frequencies and comparison between symptoms and relevant characteristics with the presence of esophageal dilation.

characteristics

presence of esophageal dilation comparing with the reference values/yes, no question


SV

CV

V-LES


ED-**

20.50%

ED+

79.50%

ED-

41.90%

ED+

70.50%

ED-

29.50%

ED+


Chronic coughs


% *

44.4%

71.4%

55.6%

72%

58.1%

84.6%


P-value

0.235

0.264

0.162


Smoking


%

11.1%

41.2%

41.2%

32%

30%

46.2%


P-value

0.129

0.542

0.324


History of taking proton


pump inhibitors


%

22.2%

25.7%

33.3%

20%

25.8%

23.1%


P-value

1

0.48

1


Hiatal hernia


%

0%

14.3%

16.7%

8%

0%

38.5%


P-value

0.566

0.634

0.01


Heartburn


%

22.1%

51.4%

61.1%

36%

32.3%

76.9%


P-value

0.15

0.103

0.007


Epigastric pain


%

33.3%

40%

44.4%

36%

35.5%

46.2%


P-value

1

0.576

0.507


Regurgitation


%

44.4%

60%

55.6%

60%

48.4%

76.9%


P-value

0.467

0.771

0.081


History of pregnancy(in women)


%

80%

63.2%

83.3%

58.8%

70.6%

57.1%


P-value

0.702

0.407

0.738


* Percent of patients who presented symptom (positive symptom).

**- shows cases with no ED and + shows cases wi

Moosavi et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2342-12-2

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