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Table 3 Demographic and biochemical data of CAAG patients with and without vitamin D deficiency

From: Relevance of vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic autoimmune atrophic gastritis: a prospective study

Patients 25(OH)D deficiency (n = 57) Normal 25(OH)D (n = 30) p value
Female n (%) 47 (83) 24 (80) ns
Age (years) Mean ± SD 63.4 ± 12.8 64.6 ± 12.9 ns
APCA positivity n (%) 50 (88) 29 (97) ns
Atrophy n (%)
• mild 24 (42) 13 (43) ns
• moderate 20 (35) 14 (47)  
• severe 13 (23) 3 (10)  
ECL cell hyperplasia n (%)
• normal 17 (30) 7 (23) ns
• linear 12 (21) 11 (37)  
• micronodular 10 (17) 7 (23)  
• gastric carcinoid 18 (32) 5 (17)  
  1. APCA Anti-parietal cell antibodies, ECL entero-chromaffin-like, 25(OH)D 25-OH-Vitamin D