Table 5

H. pylori prevalence among cases by histological type and location of gastric cancer

H. pylori antigenH. pylori prevalenceP
Intestinal typeDiffuse type
Dutch strains41/61 (67%)27/40 (68%)1.00
French strains46/57 (81%)30/34 (88%)0.52
Venezuelan strains51/57 (89%)29/34 (85%)0.80
Commercial kit82/88 (93%)47/50 (94%)0.86
CardiaNoncardia
Dutch strains9/13 (69%) 69/100 (69%)1.00
French strains9/11 (82%)80/90 (89%)0.61
Venezuelan strains9/11 (82%)76/90 (84%)0.69
Commercial kit22/22 (100%)129/137 (94%)0.60