Table 5

Endoscopic and histological findings in NSAID users according to the presence of ulcers and haemorrhagic events

PatientsErosionsMean endoscore (SD)Chemical gastritisHelicobacter pylori
Significance was calculated by means of the Student's t test for means and χ2 test for percentages.
*p <0.01 between patients with and without ulcers.
†p <0.05 between patients with and without haemorrhages.
NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Ulcers (n = 38)6 (16%)3.0 (0.0)3 (8%)17 (45%)
No ulcers (n = 80)40 (49%)*0.57 (0.31)*7 (9%)36 (45%)
Haemorrhages (n = 24)10 (42%)2.41 (0.51)3 (12%)8 (33%)
No haemorrhages (n = 94)33 (35%)1.20 (0.48)†8 (8%)45 (48%)