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Table 4 Comparing the presenting symptoms between men and women after treatment

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 post treatment total score (SD)   2.4 (2.2)   2.7 (2.7)   NS (0.3)
Post solid dysphagia   68.9%   76.4%   NS (0.1)
Post liquid dysphagia   25.2%   33.6%   NS (0.09)
Post active regurgitation   12.6%   15.5%   NS (0.5)
Post passive regurgitation   7.8%   8.2%   NS (0.9)
Post chest pain Daily 1% 32% 0% 20.9% 0.04
  Weekly 11.7%   5.4%   
  Monthly 19.3%   15.5%   
  Never 68%   79.1%   
  1. NS: Not Significant