Table 1

 Relation between intestinal metaplasia at the squamocolumnar junction and features of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Intestinal metaplasia at squamocolumnar junction (n=21) No intestinal metaplasia at squamocolumnar junction (n=96) Significance
Reflux symptoms8 (38%)42 (44%)NS
Endoscopic oesophagitis (grade 2 or 3)2 (10%)13 (14%)NS
Hiatus hernia3 (14%)16 (17%)NS
Histological features of reflux oesophagitis0 8 (8%)NS