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Table 3 Comparing the presenting symptoms between men and women before therapy

From: Gender effect on clinical features of achalasia: a prospective study

Variable Women (n = 103, 48.4%) Men (n = 110, 51.6%) P Value
Mean pre treatment total score (SD)   9.9 (2.7)   9 (3.1)   0.01
Pre treatment Solid dysphagia   100%   96.4%   NS (0.2)
Pre treatment Liquid dysphagia   98.1%   90.9%   NS (0.5)
Pre treatment active regurgitation   71.8%   73.6%   NS (0.2)
Pre treatment passive regurgitation   77.7%   63.6%   NS (0.2)
Pre treatment chest pain Daily 12.6% 70.9% 8.2% 54.5% 0.03
  Weekly 44.7%   38.2%   
  Monthly 13.6%   8.1%   
  Never 29.1%   45.5%   
Nocturnal cough   51.5%   40%   NS (0.09)
  1. NS: Not Significant