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Table 1 Feco-prevalence of H. pylori infection against socio demographic, characteristics of symptomatic patients in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 342)

From: Feco-prevalence and risk factors of Helicobacter pylori infection among symptomatic patients at Dessie Referral Hospital, Ethiopia

Variables freq (%) HpSA (+)
No (%) χ 2 p-value
Sex Male 153 (44.7) 43 (28.1) 0.70 0.404
Female 189 (55.3) 61 (32.3)
Age in years ≤ 20 30 (8.7) 7 (23.3) 1.60 0.809
21–30 94 (27.5) 26 (27.7)
31–40 114 (33.3) 38 (33.3)
41–50 53 (15.5) 17 (32.1)
> 50 51 (14.9) 16 (31.4)
Marital status Married 218 (63.7) 65 (29.8) 0.1 0.752
Not married 124 (36.3) 39 (31.5)
Residence Rural 132 (38.6) 41(31.1) 0.04 0.836
Urban 210 (61.4) 63 (30)
Occupation Government 111 (32.5) 32 (28.8) 1.40 0.924
Student 45 (13.2) 15 (33.3)
Farmer 69 (20.2) 24 (34.8)
Merchant 51 (14.9) 15 (29.4)
Housewife 53 (15.5) 15 (28.3)
Others 13 (3.8) 3 (23.1)
Education No legal education 53 (15.5) 18 (34.0) 4.31 0.366
Grade 1–4 28 (8.2) 10 (35.7)
Grade 5–8 58 (17.0) 15 (25.9)
Grade9–12 78 (22.8) 29 (37.2)
College/university 125 (36.5) 32 (25.6)
Person sharing the same bed room in the household 1 77 (22.5) 18 (23.4) 10.14 0.006*
2 to 3 181 (52.9) 49 (27.1)
> 3 84 (24.6) 37 (44.0)
Family size 1–3 175 (51.2) 41 (23.4) 8.25 0.004*
> 3 167 (48.8 63 (37.7)
  1. Key: * = Significant associations exist