Seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection in a Jamaican community.

  title={Seroepidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection in a Jamaican community.},
  author={John F. Lindo and A E Lyn-Sue and Carol J. Palmer and Michael G. Lee and Peter A. Vogel and Randal D. Robinson},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  volume={4 12},
We researched epidemiologic associations between environmental and demographic factors and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in a suburban Jamaican community. Using a clustered sampling technique, 22 domestic yards enclosing 60 separate households were randomly selected from a local community. All household members (n = 346) were invited to participate following informed consent; the overall compliance rate was 58.9%. A commercial enzyme immunoassay (HMáCAP) was used to detect IgG… CONTINUE READING

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