Table 2

Histological pattern of antral mucosa in the two groups

NSAID users (n = 118)p ValueControls (n = 79)
Significance was calculated by means of the χ2 test.
NS, not significant; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Chemical gastritis11 (9%)<0.054 (5%)
Active gastritis34 (29%)NS15 (19%)
Chronic gastritis64 (54%)NS53 (67%)
No lesions9 (8%)NS7 (9%)
Helicobacter pylori 53 (45%)NS32 (41%)