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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: "Drop in" gastroscopy outpatient clinic - experience after 9 months

  "Drop in" gastroscopy Gastroscopy by appointment p-values
N 112 101  
Female (%) 66 (59%) 45 (45%) P = 0.06
Age (years):    
18-35 (%) 21 (19%) 14 (14%) P = 0.10
36-55 41 (37%) 28 (28%)  
> 55 44 (39%) 55 (55%)  
not replied 6 (5.4%) 4 (4.0%)  
Use of PPIs or H2 inhibitors prior to gastroscopy    
Yes (%) 36 (32%) 38 (37,6%) P = 0.64
No 71 (63%) 57 (56,4%)  
Don't know 4 (3.6%) 4 (4.0%)  
Not replied 1 (0.9%) 2 (2.0%)  
Mean time from 1. symptom to 1. consultation of the GP (months/SD) 7.9/18.2 9.5/1.3 P = 0.97
Mean time from 1. consultation of the GP to Gastroscopy (weeks/SD) 3.6/9.7 13.9/23.2 P = 0.002