14. Anthropometric Modification can be Useful for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms; which Parameter should be Targeted Most? In a Tertiary Care Hospital at Karachi
Shahid Karim, Hamid Ali, Syeda Nosheen Zehra, Afsheen Faryal, Tanveer Khalid and Ghulam Mujtaba
Objective: To find out the anthropometric modification can be useful for gastro-esophageal reflux disease symptoms; which parameter should be targeted most? in a tertiary care Hospital at Karachi.
Study Design: Cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department of Gastroenterology, Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College, Karachi from February 2009 to March 2010
Materials and Methods. Relative sitting of patients were included in the study with no co morbid, non-smoker and non-alcoholic patients. Questionnaires were got filled from them. Logistics regression of the anthropometric measures was computed with the 95% confidence interval.
Results: Total 2191 participants were included in our study. 1130 patients (51.6%) were male and 1061 (48.4%) were females, with mean age of 33.92+12.36 years. GERD symptoms were present in 760 patients (34.7%). GERD symptoms were common in patients taking spicy meals (37.2%) and in Urdu speakers (52.5%).
Conclusion: In conclusion GERD is common in our population and there is significant inverse association of GERD with Waist hip ratio and waist height ratio.
Key Words: Anthropometric modification, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, body mass index
Citation of articles: Karim S, Ali H, Zehra SN, Faryal A, Khalid T, Mujtaba G. Anthropometric Modification can be Useful for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms; which Parameter should be Targeted Most? In a Tertiary Care Hospital at Karachi. Med Forum 2019;30(8):59-63.