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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients in current study

From: Association between regular arrangement of collecting venules and Helicobacter pylori status in routine endoscopy

Characteristics Total (n = 165) RAC positive (n = 41) RAC negative (n = 124) P value
Age, years (median, IQR) 52 (41, 61) 40 (30, 51) 49 (37, 58) 0.005
Age     
 < 50 years 89 (53.9) 29 60 0.01
 ≥ 50 years 76 (46.1) 12 64  
Sex     
 Male 107 (64.8) 28 79 0.59
 Female 58 (35.2) 13 45  
NSAIDs     
 Yes 31 (18.8) 11 20 0.39
 No 100 (60.6) 36 64  
 Unknown 34 (20.6)    
H. pylori status     
 Positive 91 (55.2) 3 88 < 0.001
 Negative 74 (44.8) 38 36  
H. pylori eradicated     
 Yes 31 (18.8) 10 21 0.48
 No 101 (61.2) 26 75  
 Unknown 33 (20.0)    
  1. IQR interquartile range, NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, RAC regular arrangement of collecting venules