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Table 2 Bivariate and multivariate analysis of patient characteristics with H. pylori infection

From: Helicobacter pyloriinfection and its association with anemia among adult dyspeptic patients attending Butajira Hospital, Ethiopia

Risk factors H.pylori status COR (95%CI) P-value AOR(95%CI) P-value
  +ve -ve     
Age category       
18-28 47 83 1   1  
29-38 44 49 1.58(0.92-2.72) .095 1.37(0.77-2.45) .277
39-48 40 39 1.81(1.03-3.20) .040 1.74(0.95-3.17) .070
49-58 49 17 5.09(2.64-9.82) .000 5.18(2.58-10.42) .000
59-68 30 3 17.66(5.11-60.2) .000 17.63(4.95-62.7) .000
Intestinal helminthes       
Negative 132 146 1   1  
Positive 78 45 1.92(1.24-2.96) .003 1.9(1.17-3.07) .009
Smoking       
Yes 16 2 7.89(1.77-34.36) .007 8.36(1.68-41.64)  
No 194 189 1   1  
Alcohol drink       
Yes 18 25 0.62(0.33-1.18) .15 0.37(0.17-0.82) .014
No 192 166 1   1  
BMI category       .
Undernourished 53 22 2.00(0.55-7.27) 0.28 3.16(0.75-13.39) .119
Normal 151 164 0.77(0.23-2.56) 0.67 1.10(0.28-4.29) .889
Overweight 6 5 1   1  
Anemia       
Anemic 50 58 0.637(0.38-1.04) 0.072 1.58(0.96-2.61) 0.072
Non anemic 160 133 1   1