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Table 1 Demographics of pediatric patients who underwent upper endoscopy from January 2014 to January 2020 (N = 778)

From: Diagnostic yield and appropriate indication of upper endoscopy in Jordanian children

Age
Mean ± SD (range) 92.5 ± 54.5 months (2 days–216 months) (2days-18 years)
Age distribution
< 60 months (n, %) (267, 34.3%)  
60–120 months (n, %) (230, 29.6%)  
120–180 months (n, %) (264, 33.9%)  
≥ 180 months (n, %) (17, 2.2%)  
Sex
Female 380 (48.8%)  
Male 398 (51.2%)  
Primary indication for upper endoscopy a N %
Abdominal pain/dyspepsia 359 45.1
Vomiting 164 21.1
Failure to thrive/weight loss 80 10.3
Chronic diarrhea 66 8.5
R/O celiac disease 53 6.8
Anemia 49 6.3
Abdominal distention 37 4.8
Dysphagia/odynophagia 42 5.4
Chemical ingestion 31 4.0
Chronic constipation 10 1.3
Heartburn 11 1.4
Allergies 6 0.8
Poor appetite 5 0.6
Other 21 2.9
  1. aSome patients may have more than one indication