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Table 6 Lifestyle 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

Lifestyle factors Hp positive Hp negative   
  n (%)* n (%)* Total P
Smoking cigarettes (n = 4605)       
  Never 1662 (80.8) 370 (19.2) 2032 0.00
  Tried at past, currently non-smoker 745 (81.6) 159 (18.4) 904  
  Tried at past, currently occasional smoker 245 (82.4) 47 (17.6) 292  
  Regular smoker 1190 (85.9) 187 (14.1) 1377  
Drinking alcohol (n = 4593)       
  Regular consumer 69 (74.7) 18 (25.3) 87 0.03
  Others 3762 (82.8) 744 (17.2) 4506  
Total 3852 (82.5) 770 (17.5) 4622  
  1. * Weighted.