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dc.titleChanging prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux with changing time: Longitudinal study in an Asian population
dc.contributor.authorLim, S.L.
dc.contributor.authorGoh, W.T.
dc.contributor.authorLee, J.-M.J.
dc.contributor.authorNg, T.P.
dc.contributor.authorHo, K.-Y.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-01T06:54:00Z
dc.date.available2014-12-01T06:54:00Z
dc.date.issued2005-07
dc.identifier.citationLim, S.L., Goh, W.T., Lee, J.-M.J., Ng, T.P., Ho, K.-Y. (2005-07). Changing prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux with changing time: Longitudinal study in an Asian population. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia) 20 (7) : 995-1001. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1400-1746.2005.03887.x
dc.identifier.issn08159319
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113395
dc.description.abstractBackground: The purpose of the present paper was to study previously obtained population-based data on the prevalence of reflux symptoms in a random sample of community adults in Singapore. This sample was re-investigated 5 years later to determine changes in the prevalence of reflux symptoms. Methods: In 1999, 237 (34%) of the original cohort of 696 persons who were interviewed in 1994, were re-interviewed using a validated Gastrointestinal Symptoms Questionnaire. The original cohort was a race-stratified random sample of residents in a Singaporean town. Reflux was defined as heartburn and/or acid regurgitation occurring at least once a month. Results: Among the 237 respondents (aged 25-89 years; male: female, 49:51; Chinese n = 106, 45%; Malay n = 69, 29%; Indian n = 60, 25%), reflux was reported by 25 respondents, giving a prevalence of 10.5 ± 2.0%. This compared with the prevalence of 5.5 ± 1.5% (odds ratio [OR], 2.2; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.0-5.2; P = 0.05) among the same 237 respondents in the 1994 survey. Of the 25 subjects who reported reflux in the current survey, 22 (88.0%) did not complain of reflux symptoms in the 1994 survey. The ethnic-adjusted prevalence of reflux in 1999 was estimated to be 9.9 ± 1.9%. This was an increase above the prevalence in 1994 of 1.6 ± 1.0% (P = 0.051). The upward trend in the prevalence of reflux was not related to age, smoking, alcohol consumption, or increase in bodyweight. Conclusions: There is a rising trend of reflux symptoms frequency in the general population of Singapore over a 5-year period. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1400-1746.2005.03887.x
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAcid regurgitation
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectGastroesophageal reflux
dc.subjectHeartburn
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCOMMUNITY,OCCUPATIONAL & FAMILY MEDICINE
dc.description.doi10.1111/j.1400-1746.2005.03887.x
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia)
dc.description.volume20
dc.description.issue7
dc.description.page995-1001
dc.description.codenJGHEE
dc.identifier.isiut000229519000004
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