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Table 3 Percentage of patients discontinuing due to unsatisfactory treatment in the intention-to-treat (ITT) and per-protocol (PP) populations

From: Randomized, multicenter study: on-demand versus continuous maintenance treatment with esomeprazole in patients with non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease

Treatment Percentage of patients (n) 90 % confidence interval
ITT population   
 Esomeprazole on-demand (n = 301) 6.3 (19)  
 Esomeprazole continuous (n = 297) 9.8 (29)  
 Difference (on-demand minus continuous) −3.5 −7.1, 0.2
PP population   
 Esomeprazole on-demand (n = 251) 1.2 (3)  
 Esomeprazole continuous (n = 232) 0.4 (1)  
 Difference (on-demand minus continuous) 0.8 −0.6, 2.1