Clinical Research
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2004.
World J Gastroenterol. Mar 1, 2004; 10(5): 707-712
Published online Mar 1, 2004. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i5.707
Table 4 Comparison between subjects with noncardiac chest pain over the past year who did and did not seek health care
NCCP health careNCCP non-health
seekers (n = 131)care seekers (n = 176)
Mean age ± SD39 ± 1436 ± 14
Female (%)57.5a42.8
Chest pain severity39.2a26.5
moderate or worse (%)
Chest pain once a27.521.7
month or more (%)
Chest pain requiring days-off35.3b3.1
Presence of GERD (heartburn67.5b40.1
and/or acid regurgitation) (%)
Social life being affected31.4b6.2
Mean anxiety score5.85.3
Mean depression score4.74.2