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Table 2 Frequency and distribution of self-reported functional gastrointestinal symptoms in study population using Rome III criteria, 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

Functional gastrointestinal symptoms Functional gastrointestinal symptoms
  Freq %   Freq %
At least one symptom Yes 202 63.5 UD & HB Yes 78 24.5
No 116 36.5 No 240 75.5
UD Yes 154 48.4 Belching Yes 80 25.2
No 164 51.6 No 238 74.8
UD typical symptoms PPF Yes 83 26.1 vomiting Yes 18 5.7
No 235 73.9 No 300 94.3
ES Yes 72 22.6 Nausea Yes 11 3.5
No 246 77.4 No 307 96.5
Epigastric burning/pain Yes 134 42.1 UD & belching Yes 66 20.8
No 184 57.9 No 252 79.2
PPF and ES Yes 62 19.5 UD, HB & belching Yes 43 13.5
No 256 80.5 No 275 86.5
  1. Key: UD = uninvestigated dyspepsia, PPF = postprandial fullness, ES = early satiation, HB = heart burn