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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Comfort, safety and quality of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy after 2 hours fasting: a randomized controlled trial

  F2 (n = 50) F8 (n = 48)*
Age in years, mean ± SD 49.1 ± 16.9 47.8 ± 16.3
Women, n (%) 29 (58) 30 (62)
BMI, mean ± SD 24.9 ± 4.6 26.1 ± 5.1
Inpatient, n (%) 30 (60) 32 (67)
Indication, n (%)   
  GERD 20 (40) 18 (38)
  Dyspepsia 20 (40) 18 (38)
  Others** 10 (20) 12 (24)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 5 (10) 4 (8)
ASA classification, n (%)   
  I 25 (50) 24 (50)
  II 25 (50) 24 (50)
  1. F2 and F8 were patients who fasted 2 and 8 hours respectively.
  2. *P-value > 0.05 in all comparisons between groups. **Atypical GERD symptoms, non-achalasic dysphagia, biliar disease, compensated liver disease and non-advanced gastrointestinal neoplasia.