Table 2 GORD symptoms in patients with COPD and in healthy subjects
SubjectsEvaluation by FSSGPrevalence (%)p Value
PositiveNegative
Healthy53512.50.10
COPD226026.8
  • Data were evaluated by the Ļ‡2 test. The relative risk for GORD symptoms in patients with COPD compared with controls was 2.15 (95% CI 0.88 to 5.25; pā€Š=ā€Š0.10).

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FSSG, Frequency Scale for the Symptoms of GORD; GORD, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.