Table 1.

Characteristics of Costa Rican dyspeptic patients

Atrophic gastritis
Corpus atrophic gastritis
Intestinal metaplasia
PosNegPPosNegPPosNegP
Patients581653119223223
Sex (male/female)23/3571/940.6511/2083/1090.428/1586/1140.45
Mean age ± SD (y)49 ± 1259 ± 11<0.00149 ± 1262 ± 11<0.00150 ± 1360 ± 10<0.001
HP positive (%)91.468.50.00190.371.90.02987.073.00.146
  • Abbreviations: Pos, positive; Neg, negative; HP, H. pylori.