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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and frequencies at baseline for the study sample (N = 217).

From: The influence of demographic factors and health-related quality of life on treatment satisfaction in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease treated with esomeprazole

  Frequency Percentage
Gender   
Male 103 47.5
Female 114 52.5
Age   
Mean (SD) 49.7 (13.7)  
Range 20–82  
Months since diagnosis   
Mean (SD) 86.3 (99.4)  
Range 1–504  
Smoking history   
Never 94 43.5
Yes 38 17.6
Previous 84 38.9
Living alone 23 10.6
Employed: full-time and part-time 149 68.7
Ethnicity   
Caucasian 191 88.0
Other 26 12.0
Severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)   
Moderate problem 112 51.6
Moderate severe problem 74 34.1
Severe problem 27 12.5
Very severe problem 4 1.8