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dc.contributor.authorOlafsdottir, Linda Bjork
dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, Hallgrimur
dc.contributor.authorJonsdottir, Heidur Hrund
dc.contributor.authorThjodleifsson, Bjarni
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-28T09:35:21Z
dc.date.available2011-02-28T09:35:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-02
dc.date.submitted2011-02-28
dc.identifier.citationWorld J. Gastroenterol. 2011, 17(5):639-45en
dc.identifier.issn1007-9327
dc.identifier.pmid21350713
dc.identifier.doi10.3748/wjg.v17.i5.639
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/123045
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractAIM: To study the natural history and prevalence of heartburn at a 10-year interval, and to study the effect of heartburn on various symptoms and activities. METHODS: A population-based postal study was carried out. Questionnaires were mailed to the same age- and gender-stratified random sample of the Icelandic population (aged 18-75 years) in 1996 and again in 2006. Subjects were classified with heartburn if they reported heartburn in the preceding year and/or week, based on the definition of heartburn. RESULTS: Heartburn in the preceding year was reported in 42.8% (1996) and 44.2% (2006) of subjects, with a strong relationship between those who experienced heartburn in both years. Heartburn in the preceding week was diagnosed in 20.8%. There was a significant relationship between heartburn, dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) below or higher than normal weight were more likely to have heartburn. Heartburn caused by food or beverages was reported very often by 20.0% of subjects. CONCLUSION: Heartburn is a common and chronic condition. Subjects with a BMI below or higher than normal weight are more likely to experience heartburn. Heartburn has a great impact on daily activities, sleep and quality of life.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v17.i5.639en
dc.subject.meshHeartburnen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.titleNatural history of heartburn: A 10-year population-based studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLinda Bjork Olafsdottir, Hallgrimur Gudjonsson, Bjarni Thjodleifsson, Department of Gastroenterology, Landspitali University Hospitol, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalWorld journal of gastroenterology : WJGen
html.description.abstractAIM: To study the natural history and prevalence of heartburn at a 10-year interval, and to study the effect of heartburn on various symptoms and activities. METHODS: A population-based postal study was carried out. Questionnaires were mailed to the same age- and gender-stratified random sample of the Icelandic population (aged 18-75 years) in 1996 and again in 2006. Subjects were classified with heartburn if they reported heartburn in the preceding year and/or week, based on the definition of heartburn. RESULTS: Heartburn in the preceding year was reported in 42.8% (1996) and 44.2% (2006) of subjects, with a strong relationship between those who experienced heartburn in both years. Heartburn in the preceding week was diagnosed in 20.8%. There was a significant relationship between heartburn, dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) below or higher than normal weight were more likely to have heartburn. Heartburn caused by food or beverages was reported very often by 20.0% of subjects. CONCLUSION: Heartburn is a common and chronic condition. Subjects with a BMI below or higher than normal weight are more likely to experience heartburn. Heartburn has a great impact on daily activities, sleep and quality of life.


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