This study examined the relationship between housing conditions, educational level, occupational factors, and serologically diagnosed acute and chronic Helicobacter pylori infection.
Immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M serum antibodies against H. pylori were measured in 3589 Danish adults who participated in a population study.
Low socioeconomic status (odds ratio [OR]=2.2,95% confidence interval [CI]=1.7,3.0), short duration of schooling (OR=2.0,95% CI=1.3,2.5), lack of training/education (OR=1.4,95% CI=1.2,1.7]), unskilled work (OR=1.7,95% CI=1.2,2.5), and high work-related energy expenditure (OR=1.4,95% CI=1.1,1.9) increased the likelihood of chronic H. pylori infection.
Infection was frequent in people who had lived abroad.
Increased levels solely of immunoglobulin M antibodies were found more often in people who were divorced (OR=2.3,95% CI=1.2,4.4) or unmarried (OR=2.0,95% CI=1.1,3.8) or who worked long hours (OR=2.0,95% CI=1.1,4.0).
Educational and occupational factors relate to the likelihood of chronic H. pylori infection in adults.
The rate of acute infection is high in single individuals.
Mots-clés Pascal : Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Infection, Statut socioéconomique, Niveau étude, Catégorie socioprofessionnelle, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Sérologie, Adulte, Homme, Danemark, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Infection, Socioeconomic status, Education level, Socioeconomic category, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Serology, Adult, Human, Denmark, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0032166
Code Inist : 002B05B02P. Création : 21/05/1997.