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Table 3 Study participant characteristics

From: The Durham Initiative for Stomach Health (DISH): a pilot community-based Helicobacter pylori education and screening study

  All N = 92) H. pylori negative N = 69) H. pylori positive N = 23)
Age
 Mean (SD) 53.9 (8.9) 53.4 (8.9) 55.6 (8.6)
 Range (40.8–76.6) (40.8–71.9) (43.1–76.6)
Sex, N (%)
 Female 73 (79.3) 57 (82.6) 16 (69.6)
 Male 19 (20.7) 12 (17.4) 7 (30.4)
Race, N (%)
 African American 89 (96.7) 66 (95.7) 23 (100.0)
 Other 3 (3.3) 3 (4.3) 0 (0.0)
Smoking, N (%)
 Ever 19 (20.7) 16 (23.2) 3 (13.0)
 Never 73 (79.3) 53 (76.8) 20 (87.0)
Alcohol use, N (%)
 Currently 33 (35.9) 27 (39.1) 6 (26.1)
 Never 31 (33.7) 23 (33.3) 8 (34.8)
 Used to 28 (30.4) 19 (27.5) 9 (39.1)
Education, N (%)
 No high school degree 2 (2.2) 2 (2.9) 0 (0.0)
 High school but no college degree 41 (44.6) 27 (39.1) 14 (60.9)
 Associates degree or higher 49 (53.3) 40 (58.0) 9 (39.1))
Income, N (%)
 Missing 3 1 2
  < $10,000 4 (4.5) 4 (5.9) 0 (0.0)
  ≥ $10,000–$24,999 4 (4.5) 4 (5.9) 0 (0.0)
  ≥ $25,000–$49,999 41 (46.1) 30 (44.1) 11 (52.4)
  ≥ $50,000–$74,999 15 (16.9) 10 (14.7) 5 (23.8)
  ≥ $75,000–$100,000 15 (16.9) 13 (19.1) 2 (9.5)
  > $100,000 10 (11.2) 7 (10.3) 3 (14.3)
Health insurance, N (%)
 No 9 (9.8) 7 (10.1) 2 (8.7)
 Yes 83 (90.2) 62 (89.9) 21 (91.3)
BMI, N (%)
  ≤ 25 10 (10.9) 9 (13.0) 1 (4.3)
  > 25–30 26 (28.3) 17 (24.6) 9 (39.1)
  > 30–35 27 (29.3) 19 (27.5) 8 (34.8)
  > 35 29 (31.5) 24 (34.8) 5 (21.7)
Regular aspirin use, N (%)
 Current 12 (13.0) 6 (8.7) 6 (26.1)
 Former 18 (19.6) 14 (20.3) 4 (17.4)
 Never 62 (67.4) 49 (71.0) 13 (56.5)
Medical history, N (%)
 High blood pressure 50 (54.3) 36 (52.2) 14 (60.9)
 Anemia 34 (37.0) 29 (42.0) 5 (21.7)
 Allergies 28 (30.4) 22 (31.9) 6 (26.1)
 Asthma 14 (15.2) 11 (15.9) 3 (13.0)
 Type 2 diabetes 16 (17.4) 13 (18.8) 3 (13.0)
 GERD 11 (12.0) 9 (13.0) 2 (8.7)
 Heartburn 8 (8.7) 6 (8.7) 2 (8.7)
 IBD 5 (5.4) 5 (7.2) 0 (0.0)
 Gastritis 5 (5.4) 4 (5.8) 1 (4.3)
 Stomach ulcer 5 (5.4) 5 (7.2) 0 (0.0)