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Table 3 Comparison of clinical and demographic characteristics by patient satisfaction status

From: Modified mallampati classification as a clinical predictor of peroral esophagogastroduodenoscopy tolerance

  Patient satisfaction  
Descriptor Satisfactory
(n = 105)
Unsatisfactory
(n = 95)
P value
MMC class, poor view 54.3 69.5 0.028
Male gender 51.4 45.3 0.384
Mean age (years), mean ± SD 51.9 ± 16.5 46.1 ± 16.2 0.012
BMI (kg/m2), mean ± SD 23.8 ± 3.7 23.4 ± 3.9 0.447
Up to high school education 62.9 49.5 0.057
Smoker 72.4 72.6 0.968
Previous EGD experience    0.004
   No 30.5 41.1  
   Good 42.9 21.1  
   Poor 26.7 37.9  
Pre-EGD anxiety 17.1 38.9 0.001
EGD diagnosis    0.850
   Normal 11.4 10.5  
   GERD 69.5 65.3  
   PUD 10.5 13.7  
   Both (GERD + PUD) 8.6 10.5  
Types of endoscope    0.949
   Q260 (9.2 mm) 54.3 54.7  
   XQ260 + XQ240 (9.0 mm) 45.7 45.3  
  1. Values reflect % unless otherwise noted. MMC, modified Mallampati classification; Good view: I + II; BMI, body mass index; EGD, esophagogastroduodenoscopy; GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease; PUD, peptic ulcer disease.