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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 2202-2206

Prevalence and patient characteristics of Helicobacter pylori among adult in primary health care of security forces hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2018

Family Medicine Center, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Rami Hamdan Alharbi
R3 Resident in Saudi Board Family Medicine Training Program, Family Medicine Center, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_398_19

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Aim: To estimate the Helicobacter pylori prevalence and patients' characteristics in primary health care in security forces hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study, using a fecal H. pylori antigen, is including adults (14-64 years) in the duration from 18 March 2018 to 18 April 2018 on Saudi male and female visiting Primary care center in Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Results: The study came up with H. pylori prevalence is significantly correlated with age for those below 20 years and more than 50 years (P-value = 0.022 and 0.016, respectively) but with no correlation with the patient's sex. Conclusion: In conclusion, overall prevalence of H. pylori is low among primary healthcare patients, which is 10.2% and it is correlated to younger age <20 years old and elderly >50 years old.

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