Table 1

 Characteristics of the patients

StatusNo of patientsMean (SD) age (years)Sex (F/M)
H pylori (+)5847.4 (15)0.9 (27/31)
H pylori (−)
    Chronic gastritis1744.0 (16)0.9 (8/9)
    Normal (no gastritis)4741.7 (14)0.8 (21/26)