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Table 5 Clinical characteristics of HP positive versus HP negative subjects in MET S with NAFLD group

From: Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with metabolic syndrome, with or without nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

  H. pylori infection Test of significance
Negative n = 27 Positive n = 73
Age/years 46.93 ± 7.77 48.16 ± 8.70 t = 0.65
P = 0.52
Sex N % N %  
 Male 15 55.6 42 57.5 χ2 = 0.03
 Female 12 44.4 31 42.5 P = 0.86
Residence
 Rural 16 59.3 63 86.3 χ2 = 8.688
 Urban 11 40.7 10 13.7 P = 0.003*
BMI (kg/m2) 33.77 ± 11.1 32.96 ± 9.66 t = 0.35
P = 0.72
Waist circumference 117.15 ± 13.94 118.86 ± 17.12 t = 0.47
P = 0.64
  1. *statistically significant value
  2. χ2 Chi-square test