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Table 3 Predictors of the development of endoscopically suspected Barrett’s esophagus

From: Association between obesity and Barrett’s esophagus in a Japanese population: a hospital-based, cross-sectional study

A. Patients not taking proton pump inhibitors
  Univariate Multivariate
  OR 95% CI P value OR 95% CI P value
Male sex 1.81 1.07–3.09 0.03 1.61 0.94–2.77 0.08
Reflux esophagitis 3.78 2.07–6.91 <0.0001 3.48 1.89–6.41 <0.0001
B. Patients regularly taking proton pump inhibitors
  Univariate Multivariate
  OR 95% CI P value OR 95% CI P value
Reflux esophagitis 5.67 2.17–14.86 0.0004 5.67 2.17–14.86 0.0004
Large waist circumference * 5.08 2.10–12.33 0.0003 5.09 2.04–12.72 0.0005
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval.
  2. * Large waist circumference is defined as ≥ 85 cm for males and ≥ 90 cm for females.