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Table 1 Percent distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Dietary habits and Helicobacter pylori infection: a cross sectional study at a Lebanese hospital

  Overall n = 294 H. pylori (−) n = 140 H. pylori (+) n = 154 p-value
Age (mean ± SD, years) 40.55 ± 14.11 41.04 ± 14.37 40.10 ± 13.90 0.570
Sex
 Males 108 (36.7) 48 (44.4) 60 (55.6) 0.358
 Females 186 (63.3) 93 (50.0) 93 (50.0)  
Marital status
 Non married 90 (30.6) 42 (46.7) 48 (53.3) 0.768
 Married 204 (69.4) 99 (48.5) 105 (51.5)  
Education
 Middle 55 (18.7) 31 (56.4) 24 (43.6) 0.379
 Secondary 73 (24.8) 33 (45.2) 40 (54.8)  
 University and higher 166 (56.5) 77 (46.4) 89 (53.6)  
Income (per month)
 <  660 USD 121 (41.2) 54 (44.6) 67 (55.4) 0.339
 ≥ 660 USD 173 (58.8) 87 (50.3) 86 (49.7)  
Employment status
 Unemployed 110 (37.4) 49 (44.5) 61 (55.5) 0.365
 Employed 184 (62.6) 92 (50.0) 92 (50.0)