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Table 2 Mean intake between physician-assigned GERD patients and population controls with no or little reported symptoms

From: Dietary guideline adherence for gastroesophageal reflux disease

  GERD Group (physician-assigned) Population controls without GERD1
  Number or Mean (% or standard deviation) Number or Mean (% or standard deviation)
Number of subjects 308 182
Beverages
Soft drinks (servings/week) 3.2 (6.7) 2.1 (5.4)
Coffee (cups/day) 8.7 (10.4) 9.9 (9.9)
Tea (cups/day) 4.1 (7.4) 2.9 (5.2)
Alcohol (drinks/day)   
 Non drinker 109 (35) 41 (23)
 <=1/day 128 (42) 91 (50)
 >1 & <2/day 29 (9) 31 (17)
 > = 2/day 42 (14) 19 (10)
Nutrients/food items
Calories (kcal/day) 1828 (770) 1797 (776)
Total fat (g/day) 77.9 (37.9) 77.5 (39.6)
Fried foods (fried potatoes, chickens, fish, doughnuts-servings/week) 0.7 (1.5) 0.6 (1.1)
Tomato products (servings/week) 1.5 (2.8) 1.5 (2.3)
Citrus (citrus fruits + juice- servings/week) 2.3 (3.8) 2.8 (3.5)
  1. 1Self-reported heartburn or acid reflux <1/month.