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Soroprevalência da infecção por Helicobacter pylori em uma amostra rural do Estado do Amazonas, Brasil

José Dobles Dias dos Reis Júnior, Alana Batista Fernandes, Francenilton Sampaio dos Santos, Jonilson Heslei Guimarães Silva, Rosane Pompeu de Loiola, Jocilene Guimarães Silva, José Odair Pereira
2012 Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde  
The objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Itapeuá, Municipality of Coari, in the rural area of Amazonas State, Brazil. A seroprevalence of 82% was observed in a sample of 100 individuals examined. The infection rate verified in children and adolescents (53%; 44/82) was higher than in adults and elderly (47%; 39/82). Stratified sampling of the population in age intervals of ten years showed that the age group 11-20 presented the highest
more » ... ented the highest frequency level (31%) and the highest infection rate (90%; 28/31). This association was relevant (G-test = 16.9312, p = 0.0095), and the prevalence of infection among male adults and female children (G-test = 9.8576, p = 0.0072) showed that individuals in these age groups are more susceptible to this bacterial infection.
doi:10.5123/s2176-62232012000100005 fatcat:cfiepmk3mze7boxrbcmrfh4c5q