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Helicobacter pylori infection rates in relation to age and social class in a population of Welsh men

Sitas, F., Forman, D., Yarnell, J. W., Burr, Michael Leslie, Elwood, Peter Creighton, Pedley, S. and Marks, K. J. 1991. Helicobacter pylori infection rates in relation to age and social class in a population of Welsh men. Gut 32 (1) , pp. 25-28. 10.1136/gut.32.1.25

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Abstract

The seroprevalence of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter pylon was determined using a standard enzyme linked immunosorbent assay in a population of 749 randomly selected men, aged 30-75 years, from Caerphilly, South Wales. The overall prevalence ofHpylon was 56*9%, increasing sharply in middle age from 29*8% in those aged 30-34 to over 59% in those aged 45 or older (p<00001). Age standardised seroprevalence rates were lowest in combined social class categories I and II (49.2%), intermediate in categories IIIN andM (57.5%), and highest in categories IV and V (62.2%) (p=0.01). In those aged 30-34 years, the prevalence rate for those in combined social class categories IV and V was 57*9% - double the rate for social class categories IIM and N (28.3%) and five times the prevalence rate in those in social class categories I and II (11.1%). These differences in the infection patterns ofHpylon by social class are consistent with patterns of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0017-5749
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:47
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/64757

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