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Table 4 Relationship between reflux esophagitis and obesity in patients not taking PPIs

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

  Reflux esophagitis  
Adiposity measures Positive Negative P value
BMI, kg/m2 23.6 ± 3.6 22.4 ± 3.4 <0.0001
WC, cm 84.5 ± 10.0 80.8 ± 10.1 <0.0001
WHR 0.90 ± 0.07 0.87 ± 0.08 0.0006
  1. PPI proton pump inhibitor, BMI body mass index, WC waist circumference, WHR waist-to-hip ratio.