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Table 1 Socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics of functional gastrointestinal symptomatic adult patients in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeastern Ethiopia, 2015 (n = 318)

From: Uninvestigated dyspepsia and associated factors of patients with gastrointestinal disorders in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Variable Freq % Variables   Freq %
Age (year) mean ± SD 37.84 ± 12.41    Eating spicy food Yes 269 84.6
No 49 15.4
Age group < 30 years 105 33.01     
30 to 49 years 149 46.9 Tea consumption Never 106 33.3
≥50 years 64 20.12 One cup/day 96 30.2
Sex Male 145 45.6 >one cup/day 116 36.5
  Female 173 54.4 Coffee consumption Never 114 35.8
Marital status Married 214 67.4 One cup/day 53 16.7
Single 63 19.8 >one cup/day 151 47.5
Divorced/widowed 41 12.9 Raw fruits and/or Vegetable consumption Never 78 24.5
Residence Rural 73 23 at least once/day 53 16.7
Urban 194 61 at least once/week 187 58.8
Suburban 51 16 Alcohol drinking Yes 156 49.1
Occupation Gov,t 108 34 No 162 50.9
Student 29 9.1 Recent drug consumption Never 187 58.8
Farmer 66 20.8 Aspirin/NSAIDs 87 27.4
Merchant 51 16.0 Other drugs 44 13.8
Housewife 51 16.0 Blood group Group A 82 25.8
Others 13 4.1 Group B 89 28.0
Education No legal education 50 15.7 Group AB 21 6.6
Grade 1–8 74 23.3 Group O 126 39.6
Grade 9–12 72 22.6 H. pylori infection Yes 99 31.1
College and above 122 38.4 No 219 68.9