Table 3.

Association between severity of gastric inflammation and presence of gastric intestinal metaplasia

Histology scoresIM positiveIM negativeP*
Antrum
    AIMedian (range)2 (0-3)0 (0-3)<0.001
Mean1.520.80
Interquartile range0-2.50-2
    CIMedian (range)2 (0-3)1 (0-3)<0.001
Mean1.961.25
Interquartile range1-30-2
Corpus
    AIMedian (range)0 (0-3)0 (0-3)0.003
Mean0.770.44
Interquartile range0-10-1
    CIMedian (range)1 (0-3)1 (0-3)0.002
Mean1.210.87
Interquartile range1-20-1
  • Abbreviations: AI, acute inflammation; CI, chronic inflammation.

  • * Mann-Whitney U test.