Table 1

OMEGA study: patient profile13

Omeprazole 10 mg once daily (n (%))Antacid-alginate 10 ml four times daily (n (%))
Duration of dyspepsia symptoms
    <1 y61 (18%)55 (16%)
    1–5 y89 (27%)108 (32%)
    >5 y183 (55%)174 (52%)
Frequency of dyspeptic symptoms in previous 7 days
    <1 day01 (<1%)
    2–6 days203 (61%)202 (60%)
    7 days130 (39%)134 (40%)