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Table 2 Socio-demographic factors associated with Helicobacter pylori infection

From: Prevalence and risk factors of helicobacter pylori in Turkey: a nationally-representative, cross-sectional, screening with the 13C-Urea breath test

Socio-demographic factors Hp positive Hp negative  
  n (%)* n (%)* Total P**
Sex       
Female 2075 (81.4) 457 (18.6) 2532 0.014
Male 1777 (83.9) 313 (16.1) 2090  
Age groups       
18–24 736 (79.6) 170 (20.4) 906 0.000
25–34 957 (86.3) 145 (13.7) 1102  
35–44 746 (84.2) 123 (15.8) 869  
45–54 599 (83.7) 108 (16.3) 707  
55–64 372 (78.9) 99 (21.1) 471  
65 + 442 (78.6) 125 (21.4) 567  
Region       
West 1027 (80.3) 247 (19.7) 1274 0.000
South 444 (78.7) 118 (21.3) 562  
Central 1089 (85.0) 192 (15.0) 1281  
North 369 (82.3) 83 (17.8) 452  
East 923 (88.1) 130 (11.9) 1053  
Residence       
Urban 2411 (81.7) 509 (18.3) 2920 0.020
Rural 1441 (84.0) 261 (16.0) 1702  
Total 3852 (82.5) 770 (17.5) 4622  
  1. *weighted , **p based on X2 test.