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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

ABSTRACT

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.