Table 2: Frequencies of gastroesophageal symptoms in patients with mild erosive esophagitis, severe erosive esophagitis, and Barrett’s esophagus.

SymptomsMild erosive Severe erosive Barrett’s
esophagitisesophagitisesophagus
(LA grade A/B)(LA grade C/D)

Acid regurgitation461/534 (86.3%)33/37 (89.2%)36/54 (66.7%)*#
Heartburn312/534 (58.4%)18/37 (48.6%)27/54 (50.0%)
Epigastric acidity380/534 (71.2%)21/37 (56.8%)28/54 (51.9%)*
Esophageal bleeding11/533 (2.1%)2/37 (5.4%)0/54 (0.0%)
Chest pain177/466 (38.0%)13/37 (35.1%)14/54 (25.9%)
Regurgitation of food152/466 (32.6%)7/37 (18.9%)10/54 (18.5%)*
Nausea162/534 (30.3%)7/37 (18.9%)9/54 (16.7%)*
Vomiting79/534 (14.8%) 7/37 (18.9%) 1/54 (1.9%) *#
Hiccup289/534 (54.1%) 16/37 (43.2%) 26/54 (48.1%)
Epigastric pain269/534 (50.4%) 8/36 (22.2%)*20/54 (37.0%)
Epigastric fullness347/534 (65.0%) 16/37 (43.2%)*27/54 (50.0%)*
Dysphagia98/534 (18.4%) 2/37 (5.4%)*4/54 (7.4%)*

P < 0.05 compared with esophagitis A/B.
P < 0.05 compared with esophagitis C/D.