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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the two groups

From: Circular stripes were more common in Barrett’s esophagus after acetic acid staining

  BE group
n = 47
Control group
n = 63
χ2 P value
Age, mean ± SD 53.68 ± 14.39 49.41 ± 11.51 1.728a 0.087
Female, n (%) 16 (34.0) 28 (44.4) 1.214 0.271
Fissure hernia, n (%) 6 (12.8) 4 (6.3) 1.341 0.320*
Taste preference
 Peppery 14 (29.79) 21 (33.33) 5.283 0.152
 Sweet 11 (23.40) 18 (28.57)   
 Sour 7 (14.89) 15 (22.22)   
 Plain food 15 (31.91) 9 (14.29)   
Sympotoms (%)
 Acid reflux or heartburn 19 (40.42) 0   
 Upper abdominal pain 12 (25.53) 0   
 Abdominal distention 7 (14.89) 0   
 Abdominal discomfort 5 (10.64) 0   
 Asymptomatic 4 (8.51) 63 (100.00)   
  1. *Fisher’s exact test
  2. at value from t-test