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Table. 2.

Healthcare Usage and Therapies Used Either for Rome IV Functional Dyspepsia Symptoms or Any Other Symptoms (Univariate Analysis)

Non-dyspeptics patients Dyspeptic patients p-value
Health care usage
Seen doctor for gastrointestinal disease 251 (11) 138 (26) <0.00001
Health care visits at least once yearly 547 (24) 223 (42) <0.00001
Therapies
Medication
Prescribed by physician 433 (19) 191 (36) <0.00001
Over the counter 387(17) 128 (24) <0.00001
Not used any drug 1,459 (64) 213 (40) <0.00001
Other therapies
Herbal medicines 205 (9) 89 (16) <0.00001
Dietary changes or restrictions
Weight loss 182 (8) 101 (19) <0.00001
Dietary changesa 410 (16) 154 (29) <0.00001
Avoid smoking 46 (2) 37 (7) <0.00001
Medicines taken at least for a week
Antiemetic 23 (1) 32 (6) <0.00001
Prokinetic 68 (3) 90 (17) <0.00001
Acid suppressive medicines 274 (12) 196 (37) <0.00001
Antidepressants 91 (4) 48 (9) <0.00001
Anti-anxiety drugs 23(1) 16 (3) <0.0001
Other therapies (psychotropics, psychotherapy) 46 (2) 32 (6) <0.00001
Analgesics 524 (23) 223 (42) <0.0001
Antibiotics for H. pylori eradication 319 (14) 348 (65) <0.00001

Values are presented as n (%).

H. pylori, Helicobacter pylori.

aDietary changes included: avoid spice food, avoid heavy meal before sleep, avoid citrus fruits or coffee.

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