What is the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the US?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Marco G Patti, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A study by Richter and a Gallup Organization National Survey estimated that 25%-40% of healthy adult Americans experience symptomatic GERD, most commonly manifested clinically by pyrosis (heartburn), at least once a month. Furthermore, approximately 7%-10% of the adult population in the United States experiences such symptoms on a daily basis. [8, 9] (See Epidemiology.)


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