Table 1: Clinical characteristics of GERD and healthy control participants.

ParametersGERDHealthy

Individuals ()166
Grade A (), grade B (),
grade C (), grade D (),
Barrett’s esophagus (BE) ()
72
Male6330
Female10342
Age (years)59.28 ± 10.558.48 ± 5.98

Ages are given as mean ± S.D.