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Table 2 Relationship between clinical signs of the study population and H. pylori status

From: Potential risk factors and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection among adult patients with dyspepsia symptoms in Cameroon

Clinical signs Number (%) H. pylori (+) (N = 132) H. pylori (−) (N = 73) OR (95% CI) P value
Epigastric pains/Burning /
 Yes 205 (100) 132 (100) 73 (100%)
 No 0 (0) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
Frequent burping /
 Yes 205 (100) 132 (100) 73 (100%)
 No 0 (0) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
Flatulence/ bloating 13.44 (6.397–28.24) ˂ 0. 0001
 Yes 104 (51) 93 (70.45%) 11 (15.07%)
 No 101 (49) 39 (29.54%) 62 (85%)
Nausea/Vomiting 8.922 (3.059–26.03) ˂ 0.0001
 Yes 49 (24) 45 (34.1%) 4 (5.48%)
 No 156 (76) 87 (65.90%) 69 (94.52%)
H. pylori status
 Positive 132 (64.39)
 Negative 73 (35.61)
  1. H. pylori: Helicobacter pylori, (95% CI): 95% confidence intervals, /: not determined