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Table 2 Frequency distribution of symptoms from six items included in GerdQ among 1072 participants

From: Prevalence of gastro-esophageal reflux disease and its risk factors in a community-based population in southern India

  Patient no. (%)    
Symptoms 0 day (never) 1 day (mild) 2–3 days (moderate) 4–7 days (severe)
Heartburn 789 (73.6) 90 (8.4) 113 (10.5) 80 (7.5)
Acid regurgitation 878 (81.9) 66 (6.2) 71 (6.6) 57 (5.3)
Stomach pain or discomfort 26 (2.4) 61 (5.7) 69 (6.4) 916 (85.5)
Nausea 15 (1.4) 46 (4.3) 61 (5.7) 950 (88.6)
Night sleep disturbance 963 (89.8) 53 (4.9) 42 (3.9) 14 (1.4)
Additional medication 973 (90.8) 30 (2.8) 41 (3.8) 28 (2.6)