Table 1: Baseline characteristics of studied patients ().

ITEMNumber ()%

Hospitals of recruitment
Mulago10574
Mengo2215
Case Medical Centre151

Gender
Female7956
Male6244
Not given17

Duration of illness
Up to 2 weeks75
3-4 weeks86
2 months to 1 year4028
2–5 years6143
More than 5 years2618

Taken drug(s)
Yes14099
No21

The time the drug was last taken
Up to one week11483
Within a month1611
More than a month107
NA21

Drug(s) taken
One antibiotic plus proton pump inhibitors (PPI)4129
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) only3827
Triple therapy2820
Single antibiotic1913
Two antibiotics129
Never taken peptic ulcer drugs32
Herbal10

Specific antibiotics taken in last 2 weeks
FLQ taken
 No13595
 Yes75
CLA taken
 No13897
 Yes43
Other antibiotics taken
 Yes9466
 No4834

CLA = clarithromycin, FLQ = fluoroquinolones. Other antibiotics included amoxicillin, metronidazole, and ceftrioxone.