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Table 2 A correlation analysis among factors of non-healing gastric ulcer, persistent H. pylori infection and other factors, data are presented as correlation coefficients (Spearmen’s rho)

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

Variables NHGU Persistent Hp
Gender 0.010 0.024
Age 0.126* 0.069
Smoking −0.025 −0.002
Alcohol −0.025 −0.046
Cirrhosis 0.078 0.084
Uremia 0.073 −0.042
DM 0.029 0.020
Wide base ulcer 0.013 0.118*
Persistent Hp 0.209* 1.000
IM −0.113* 0.050
NHGU 1.000 0.209*
  1. DM diabetic mellitus, Wide base ulcer gastric ulcer base more than 1.5 cm, IM intestinal metaplasia besides the gastric ulcer, Persistent Hp persistent H. pylori infection after treatment (eradication failure), NHGU non-healing gastric ulcer after treatment
  2. *P-value < 0.05