TABLE 2.

Seropositivity for H. pylori coccoid-form antigen among children with epigastric pain

Age range (yr)No. of children seropositive/total no. (%)
Chinese (n = 360)Malay (n = 43)Indian (n = 46)Othera (n = 40)Total (n = 489)
0-543/78 (55.1)3/6 (50)4/7 (57.1)4/7 (57.1)54/98 (55.1)
6-1091/188 (48.4)11/22 (50)17/26 (65.4)15/24 (62.5)134/260 (51.5)
11-1561/94 (64.9)12/15 (80)7/13 (53.8)5/9 (55.6)85/131 (64.9)
Total195/360 (54.2)26/43 (60.5)28/46 (60.9)24/40 (60.0)273/489 (55.8)
  • a Other ethnic groups.