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Table 2 Percent distribution of medical conditions among 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
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)     0.083
 Underweight (< 18.5) 12 (4.1) 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7)  
 Normal weight (18.5–24.9) 145 (49.3) 79 (54.5) 66 (45.5)  
 Overweight (25.0–29.9) 78 (26.5) 33 (42.3) 45 (57.7)  
 Obese (≥ 30) 59 (20.1) 22 (37.3) 37 (62.7)  
Hypertension     0.527
 No 162 (55.1) 75 (46.3) 87 (53.7)  
 Yes 132 (44.9) 66 (50.0) 66 (50.0)  
Glycemia     0.006
 Normal (≤1.2 g/L) 278 (94.6) 128 (46.0) 150 (54.0)  
Above normal (> 1.2 g/L) 16 (5.4) 13 (81.3) 3 (18.8)  
Total Cholesterol     0.092
 Normal (≤2.1 g/L) 239 (81.3) 109 (45.6) 130 (54.4)  
 Above normal (> 2.1 g/L) 55 (18.7) 32 (58.2) 23 (41.8)  
Triglycerides     0.103
 Normal (≤1.5 g/L) 183 (62.2) 81 (44.3) 102 (55.7)  
 Above normal (> 1.5 g/L) 111 (37.8) 60 (54.1) 51 (45.9)  
HDL     0.789
 Normal (≥0.45 g/L) 140 (47.6) 66 (47.1) 74 (52.9)  
 Below normal (< 0.45 g/L) 154 (52.4) 75 (48.7) 79 (51.3)  
LDL     0.971
 Normal (≤1.6 g/L) 265 (90.1) 127 (47.9) 138 (52.1)  
 Above normal (> 1.6 g/L) 29 (9.9) 14 (48.3) 15 (51.7)  
Iron level     0.830
 Normal (≥50 μg/L) 233 (79.3) 111 (47.6) 122 (52.4)  
 Below normal (< 50 μg/L) 61 (20.7) 30 (49.2) 31 (50.8)  
Vitamin D level     < 0.001
 Normal (≥20 nanog/L) 201 (68.4) 134 (66.7) 67 (33.3)  
 Below normal (< 20 nanog/L) 93 (31.6) 7 (7.5) 86 (92.5)  
Family history of cancer
 No 151 (51.4) 71 (50.4) 70 (49.6) 0.740
 Yes 143 (48.6) 80 (52.3) 73 (47.7)  
  1. Bolded data are significant