Table 3: Distribution of demographic and clinical-pathological characteristics of children and adolescents evaluated for H. pylori infection.

VariablesH. pylori statusTotal value
NegativePositive

(%)58 (75.3)19 (24.7)77
Age (years) mean ± SD15.2 ± 2.316.2 ± 1.915.5 ± 2.30.12
Age range9–1810–189–18
Gender
Female44 (75.9)17 (89.5)610.33
Male14 (24.1)2 (10.5)16
Residence
Rural6 (10.9)1 (5.3)70.67
Urban49 (89.1)18 (94.7)61
Endoscopic diagnosis
Normal stomach7 (2.5)70.18
Endoscopic lesion51 (97.5)19 (100)70
Eradication therapy
Yes5 (41.7)5
No7 (58.3)7
After therapy
Eradicated2 (66.6)2
Not eradicated1 (33.3)1

 = sample number (subjects without information in the medical records were excluded from the analysis).