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Title: Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Nahavand: a population-based study
Authors: Alizadeh, A.H.M.
Ansari, S.
Ranjbar, M.
Shalmani, H.M.
Habibi, I.
Firouzi, M.
Zali, M.R.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated H. pylori seroprevalence and the relevant factors in 1518 people aged > /= 6 years from the general population of Nahavand, western Islamic Republic of Iran. Questionnaires covering sociodemographic variables were completed by interview. Blood samples were taken from each individual. Sera were tested for anti-H. pylori IgG using commercial enzyme immunoassay. Overall, seroprevalence of H. pylori was high, 71.0% [95% CI: 69.0%-73.0%]. There was a gradual increase with age. Based on multivariate adjustment, only female sex and age could be considered risk factors
Description: 129-135
Keywords: Helicobacter Infections
Helicobacter Infections
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Population
Questionnaires
Immunoglobulin G
Risk Factors
Age Factors
Sex Factors
Subject: Helicobacter pylori
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117616
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1501/15_1_2009_0129_0135.pdf
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