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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2006;70(6): 636-642.
원저 : 건강 검진자에서의 Helicobacter pylori 혈청학적 유병률
임정윤, Seung Ho Choi, Min Jeong Park, Young Sun Kim, Sun Hie Lim, Keong Ran Choi, Dong Hie Kim, Chung Hyun Kim, In Keong Jung, Soo Hyun Choi, Sun Sin Kim, Jeong Hun Kim, Chan Soo Sin, Sang Hun Cho, Byoung Hie Oh, Nayoung Kim
Original Articles : Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in health check-up subjects
Jeong Yoon Yim, Seung Ho Choi, Min Jeong Park, Young Sun Kim, Sun Hie Lim, Keong Ran Choi, Dong Hie Kim, Chung Hyun Kim, In Keong Jung, Soo Hyun Choi, Sun Sin Kim, Jeong Hun Kim, Chan Soo Sin, Sang Hun Cho, Byoung Hie Oh, Nayoung Kim
한림의대 한강성심병원 내과
ABSTRACT
Background : H. pylori-associated gastrointestinal diseases have been widely recognized. The aim of this study was to investigate the seropositivity of H. pylori in health check-up subjects and to find out the relating factors. Methods : From November 2004 through June 2005, total 7,676 health check-up subjects (age ≥ 20) responded to the self administered questionnaires. The prevalence of H. pylori was assessed by measuring anti-H. pylori IgG antibodies. Results : The overall seropositivity was 56.7% in 7,676 and 1,137 (14.8%) has been found to have history of H. pylori eradication therapy. The seropositivity rate of H. pylori was 61.3% (2,653) in 4,328 subjects without history of H. pylori eradication and current gastrointestinal symptoms. Seroprevalence of H. pylori was significantly lower in 20~29 years old, female, high income and subjects from Seoul respectively. Conclusions : The seropositivity of H. pylori in 2004~2005 is found to be 61.3% in subjects without history of H. pylori eradication and current gastrointestinal symptoms. This seems to be lower than 66.9%, the seroprevalence rate in asymptomatic Korean population in the age of ≥16 years in 1998. This decrease might be caused by improvement of socioeconomic status.(Korean J Med 70:636-642, 2006) Key Words : Helicobacter pylori, Seroepidemiologic studies, Eradication
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