Sociodemographic determinants of prevalence and incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Portuguese adults.

@article{Bastos2013SociodemographicDO,
  title={Sociodemographic determinants of prevalence and incidence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Portuguese adults.},
  author={Joana Bastos and B{\'a}rbara Peleteiro and Rita Barros and Lu{\'i}s C{\'e}zar Darienzo Alves and Milton Severo and Maria de F{\'a}tima Pina and Hugo Pinto and Sandra Carvalho and Ana Claudia Marinho and Jo{\~a}o Tiago Guimar{\~a}es and Ana Azevedo and Carlo La La Vecchia and H. E. Ambassador Cristi{\'a}n Barros and Nuno Lunet},
  journal={Helicobacter},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={413-22}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding the determinants of Helicobacter pylori infection in adults is essential to predict the burden of H. pylori-related diseases. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and incidence of H. pylori infection and to identify its major sociodemographic correlates in an urban population from the North of Portugal. MATERIAL AND METHODS A representative sample of noninstitutionalized adult inhabitants of Porto (n = 2067) was evaluated by ELISA (IgG) and a subsample (n = 412) was… CONTINUE READING

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