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Table 2 Study group characteristics

From: Impact of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease on work productivity despite therapy with proton pump inhibitors in Germany

Characteristic Working patients No reduced productivity Reduced productivity P value
  total (WPS) (WPS)  
  N = 249 N = 97 N = 152  
Mean age [years (± SD)] 48.9 (11.5) 49.9 (11.7) 48.2 (11.3) 0.75
Sex [n (%)]     
   Male 109 (43.8) 46 (47.4) 63 (41.4) 0.36
   Female 140 (56.2) 51 (52.6) 89 (58.6)  
Employment [n (%)]     
   Full time 166 (66,7) 54 (55.7) 112 (73.7) 0.29
Symptom duration     
   Mean [years (SD)] 7.3 (8.8) 9.1 (9.7) 6.1 (7.9) 0.01
   Median [years (inner quartile range(] 3.5 (7.9) 5.6 (10.1) 2.8 (6.2) n/a
Diagnosis (ICD 10) [n (%)]*     
   K21 58 (23.3) 20 (20.6) 38 (25.0) 0.45
   K21.0 101 (40.6) 43 (44.3) 58 (38.2) 0.36
   K21.9 66 (26.5) 24 (24.7) 42 (27.6) 0.66
   R12 72 (28.9) 29 (29.9) 43 (28.3) 0.89
Proton pump inhibitor use [n (%)]     
   Yes 222 (89.1) 86 (88.7) 136 (89.5) 0.83
Histamine-receptor-2 use use [n (%)]     
   Yes 33 (13.3) 10 (10.3) 23 (15.1) 0.27
  1. *Multiple diagnoses possible