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Table 1 Demographics and other characteristics of patients with gastric ulcer and H. pylori infections

From: Analyzing the influence of gastric intestinal metaplasia on gastric ulcer healing in Helicobacter pylori–infected patients without atrophic gastritis

Characteristic IM No IM P value
Number 136 191  
Age (years)* 63.3 ± 12.1 59. 3 ± 13.4 0.006
Gender (F/M) 58/78 74/117 0.478
Symptoms
 Abdominal pain 100 (73.5%) 149 (78.0%) 0.349
 Abdominal fullness 54 (39.7%) 82 (42.9%) 0.560
 GERD 14 (10.3%) 17 (8.9%) 0.672
Personal history
 Smoking 32 (23.5%) 49 (25.7%) 0.661
 Alcohol 24 (17.6%) 32 (16.8%) 0.833
Co morbidity
 Cirrhosis 6 (4.4%) 11 (5.8%) 0.589
 Uremia 5 (3.7%) 7 (3.7%) 0.996
 Diabetic mellitus 28 (20.6%) 34 (17.8%) 0.526
IM type
 Complete type 14 (10.3%)   
 Incomplete type 122 (89.7%)   
Gastric ulcer
 Wide base (>1.5 cm) 23 (16.9%) 21 (11.0%) 0.122
Location
 antrum 62 (45.6%) 101 (52.9%) 0.194
 body 74 (54.4%) 90 (47.1%) 0.194
GU-scarring rate 125 (91.9%) 161 (84.3%) 0.040
H. pylori eradication rate 111 (81.6%) 163 (85.3%) 0.368
  1. *Data presented as the mean ± standard deviation; number (%)
  2. IM Intestinal metaplasia, GERD Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, GU-scaring rate Healed (scarred) gastric ulcer rate (%) following treatment, H. pylori eradication rate H. pylori eradication success rate following treatment