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Table 1 The association between adult H. pylori seropositivity and housing deprivation scores at birth and 5 years (scored one each for the presence of for the presence of overcrowding, lack of hot water, shared toilet, dampness or poor repair)

From: Deprivation, timing of preschool infections and H. pylori seropositivity at age 49-51 years: the Newcastle thousand families birth cohort

Housing deprivation score At birth At age 5 years
Proportion of H. pylori + ve subjects OR (95% CI) Proportion of H. pylori + ve subjects OR (95% CI)
0 (least deprived) 68/198 (34%) Reference 67/193 (35%) Reference
1 41/102 (40%) 1.28 (0.79,2.10) 45/103 (44%) 1.46 (0.89,2.38)
2 29/58 (50%) 1.91 (1.06,3.46) 23/40 (58%) 2.54 (1.27,5.09)
3 (most deprived) 21/47 (45%) 1.54 (0.81,2.94) 14/29 (48%) 1.76 (0.80,3.85)
p value for trend 0.145 0.036