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Table 2 Food tolerance measured using the Quality of Alimentation questionnaire

From: Quality of life, food tolerance, and eating disorder behavior after laparoscopic gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy - results from a middle eastern center of excellence

  Gastric banding (n = 36) Gastric sleeve surgery (n = 48) P value
Overall satisfaction with food intake 3.2 ± 1.0 3.9 ± 1.1 0.003*
Evaluation of different foods 8.8 ± 3.2 12.0 ± 3.4 < 0.001*
Frequency of vomiting 1.6 ± 1.9 4.5 ± 1.7 < 0.001*
Total score 13.6 ± 5.0 20.1 ± 5.0 < 0.001*
  1. *P value of < 0.05 was considered significant. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. The composite score ranged from 1 to 27. Score 27 for being the maximum for an excellent food tolerance
  2. p value from Mann-Whitney U test