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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and domain scores of patients with Barrett’s esophagus, and age-, sex-, municipality-, marriage- and education-matched healthy referents

From: Health-related quality of life in patients with Barrett’s esophagus

Characteristics Barrett’s esophagus (n = 84) Healthy referents (n = 168) P Value
Sex (% male) 82.14 82.14 1.0
Age (mean ± SD) 54.11 ± 14.29 53.17 ± 14.36 0.98
% Married 80.95 77.38 0.52
% Education (>12 years) 22.62 22.02 0.92
% Employment 83.33 74.07 0.11
% Smoking* 36.90 22.96 0.03
% Drinking* 57.14 22.96 <0.001
BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) * 25.42 ± 3.42 22.44 ± 2.91 <0.001
Q1 overall QOL* 3.15 ± 0.80 3.36 ± 0.63 0.028
Q2 overall health* 2.92 ± 0.84 3.57 ± 0.69 <0.001
Physical* 12.42 ± 1.57 15.14 ± 2.42 <0.001
Psychological 13.44 ± 1.86 13.67 ± 2.27 0.43
Social 14.45 ± 2.11 14.22 ± 2.41 0.45
Environment* 14.53 ± 2.04 13.71 ± 2.31 0.006
  1. * P < 0.05