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  1. A survey of dyspepsia in Great Britain.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives 

    To determine the prevalence of dyspepsia in the adult population of Great Britain and to describe the clinical features, treatment, effect of dyspepsia on daily lives and perceptions of peptic ulcer disease.

    Design 

    Cross-sectional survey of the adult population using structured questionnaires.

    Setting 

    Subjects interviewed at more than 150 sampling points in England, Scotland and Wales in November 1994.

    Subjects 

    A representative sample of the adult population comprising 2112 subjects, aged 16 years or more.

    Main outcome measures 

    The prevalence of dyspepsia in the adult population and the frequency of various characteristics in dyspeptic subjects.

    Results 

    The prevalence of dyspepsia was 40%. Upper abdominal pain and heartburn were the most frequently reported symptoms.

    Solitary symptoms were uncommon and there was frequent overlap between'ulcer-like'and'reflux-like'dyspepsia.

    Forty-six per cent of dyspeptic subjects reported moderate or severe symptoms.

    More than half of symptomatic subjects took medication and 22% had visited their GP during the previous year.

    Overall, 2% of the survey sample had been absent from work due to dyspepsia.

    Awareness of the factors precipitating or aggravating peptic ulcer disease was poor, particularly in relation to anti-inflammatory drugs.

    Conclusions 

    The present study emphasizes the magnitude of the problem of dyspepsia in the adult population of Great Britain.

    The survey also shows that the public i...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Dyspepsie, Ulcère peptique, Traitement, Qualité vie, Facteur risque, Santé publique, Connaissance, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Dyspepsia, Anastomotic ulcer, Treatment, Quality of life, Risk factor, Knowledge, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0155137

    Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199608.