Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the two groups (omeprazole alone (OM only) or OM plus H pylori eradication therapy given in the first week (OM triple))

OM only (n = 120)OM triple (n = 111)
GORD, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Sex (M/F)72/4854/57
Age (y)
No of treatment years with omeprazole at baseline
Omeprazole maintenance dose (mg)
Duration of GORD (y)
Hiatus hernia
Barrett’s oesophagus