The Experience of
in America, 2009
According to the Experience of Frequent Heartburn in America, 2009 Study, a recent national study of frequent heartburn sufferers, conducted by Center for Health Outcomes Research & Evidence Based Medicine, LLC and United BioSource Corporation* frequent heartburn can significantly impact many aspects of sufferers' lives, including:
- Productivity at work.
- Personal relationships and enjoying social activities, even sexual relationships.
- Choices in diet and beverage consumption.
- Ability to get a good night's sleep.
The study was conducted to understand the experience of
frequent heartburn sufferers, and was designed in consultation with prominent gastroenterologists.
* The Experience of Frequent Heartburn in America, July 2009: Research conducted by the Center for Health Outcomes Research & Evidence Based Medicine, LLC and United BioSource Corporation. This study was funded by Novartis Consumer Health Inc.
The study was fielded in July 2009 among a statistically representative sample of 1,075
frequent heartburn sufferers nationwide. Of the 1,075 respondents, 497 reported that their
frequent heartburn pain was moderate to severe.