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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of asthmatics and controls

From: Esophageal motility, vagal function and gastroesophageal reflux in a cohort of adult asthmatics

  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*
  1. * Student t-test BMI = Body Mass Index GERD = gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
  2. All values mean ± SD unless specified otherwise.