TABLE 1.

Seropositivity for H. pylori spiral-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)
0-55/78 (6.4)1/6 (16.7)1/7 (14.3)0/7 (0)7/98 (7.1)
6-1019/188 (10.1)2/22 (9.1)5/26 (19.2)4/24 (16.7)30/260 (11.5)
11-1521/94 (22.3)3/15 (20)4/13 (30.7)0/9 (0)28/131 (21.4)
Total45/360 (12.5)6/43 (14.0)10/46 (21.7)4/40 (10.0)65/489 (13.3)
  • a Other ethnic groups.