Table 4

Distribution of siblings and offspring in the Caucasian case group with Barrett’s oesophagus, oesophageal adenocarcinoma, and oesophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma, and in the control group with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms

Cases (n=58)Controls (n=106)p Value
Siblings
    Mean No of siblings2.22 (range 0–9)2.20 (range 0–10)0.272
    No of brothers (%)49 (63%)71 (59%)0.08
    No of sisters (%)29 (37%)49 (41%)
    Mean age of brothers (y)53.950.70.254
    Mean age of sisters (y)54.853.50.678
Offspring
    Mean No of offspring2.61 (range 0–6)1.91 (range 0–7)0.04
    No of sons (%)74 (49%)100 (49%)0.9249
    No of daughters (%)76 (51%)103 (51%)