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Table 1 Characteristics and demography of Malaysian patients with dyspepsia in the study

From: The EQ-5D (Euroqol) is a valid generic instrument for measuring quality of life in patients with dyspepsia

  n = 113
Mean age (range) 53.7 ± 14 (17 – 83)
Gender (Male: Female) 1: 1.02
Ethnicity:  
Malay 28 (24.8%)
Chinese 42 (37.2%)
Indian 41 (36.3%)
Education level:  
Primary (6 years of education) 11 (9.7%)
Secondary (12 years of education 68 (60.2%)
Tertiary (at least 15 years of education) 34 (30.1%)
Marital status:  
Unmarried/separate/divorced 21 (18.6%)
Married 84 (74.3%)
Widowed 8 (7.1%)
Employment status:  
Employed 42 (37.2%)
Unemployed/homemaker 24 (21.2%)
Retired 47 (41.6%)
Diagnosis:  
Functional dyspepsia 80 (70.8%)
Peptic ulcer disease 6 (5.3%)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 27 (23.9%)
Length of dyspeptic symptoms (years)  
(median; interquartile range) 7.5 (3 – 20)
Period of medical consultation (years)  
(median; interquartile range) 6 (3 – 18)
LDQ score (median; interquartile range) 16 (11 – 22)