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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study groups

From: Changes in plasma ghrelin and leptin levels in patients with peptic ulcer and gastritis following eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection

  Control Peptic Ulcer Chronic Gastritis P value
  N = 15 N = 46 N = 26  
Age 45.9 ± 9.3 53.0 ± 15.6 60.8 ± 11.7 0.001
Gender, M: n (%) 6 (40 %) 32 (69.5 %) 10 (38.5 %) 0.017
BMI (kg/m2) 21.7 ± 2.2 23.0 ± 3.4 22.1 ± 2.9 0.260
  1. P values are based on Kruskal-Wallis test or the Mann-Whitney test (two-sided) for continuous variables and Fisher’ exact test for categorical variable
  2. BMI body mass index