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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the 92 study patients, according to H. pylori status

From: The effect of H. pylori eradication on meal-associated changes in plasma ghrelin and leptin

Characteristic H. pylori-negative (N = 38) H. pylori-indeterminate (N = 10) H. pylori-positive (N = 44) Comparison of H. pylori-negative and H. pylori-positive subjects (p-value)
Mean age (years) ± SD 65 ± 13 70 ± 6 64 ± 14 0.84b
Male, n (%) 36 (95) 10 (100) 43 (98) 0.47c
Race/ethnicity, n (%)     0.22c
White, non-Hispanic 19 (50) 4 (40) 13 (30)  
Black, non-Hispanic 13 (34) 3 (30) 18 (41)  
Hispanic 5 (13) 3 (30) 12 (27)  
Asian 1 (3) 0 (0) 1 (2)  
Mean BMI (kg/m2) ± SD 26.4 ± 4 26.0 ± 3 29.4 ± 5 0.008b
PPI use, n (%)a 15 (40) 9 (90) 18 (41) 0.54c
Diabetes, n (%) 7 (18) 3 (30) 14 (32) 0.17c
  1. a PPI = proton pump inhibitor
  2. b Student's t-test; c Chi-Squared test