Table 1.

Demographic and lifestyle characteristics of the study population, a sample of 310 participants from the SCCS

H. pylori − individuals (n = 66)H. pylori + individuals (n = 244)
Age, y; mean (SD)52.8 (9.3)52.9 (9.8)
Sex, n (%)
 Women41 (62.1)131 (53.7)
 Men25 (37.9)113 (46.3)
Race, n (%)a
 African American20 (30.3)134 (54.9)
 White46 (69.7)110 (45.1)
Cigarette smoking, n (%)
 Never16 (24.2)87 (35.7)
 Former28 (42.4)81 (33.2)
 Current, ≤10 cigarettes per day9 (13.6)34 (13.9)
 Current, >10 cigarettes per day13 (19.7)42 (17.2)
BMI, kg/m2, n (%)
 18.0–24.927 (40.9)72 (29.5)
 25.0–29.917 (25.8)90 (36.9)
 30.0–45.022 (33.3)82 (33.6)
Education, n (%)a
 Less than high school7 (10.6)92 (37.7)
 High school or GED33 (50.0)92 (37.7)
 More than high school26 (39.4)60 (24.6)
Household income ($), n (%)
 <15,00034 (51.5)147 (60.7)
 ≥15,000 to <25,00016 (24.2)53 (21.9)
 ≥25,00016 (24.2)42 (17.4)
Regular user of vitamin supplements, n (%)
 Yes34 (51.5)99 (40.6)
 No32 (48.5)145 (59.4)
Average daily serving of fruits and vegetables, n (%)
 0–18 (12.1)49 (20.1)
 2–334 (51.5)105 (43.0)
 4+24 (36.4)90 (36.9)
Average weekly consumption of alcoholic drinks, n (%)
 035 (53.0)127 (52.5)
 1–317 (25.8)52 (21.5)
 4+14 (21.2)63 (26.0)
Have health insurance, n (%)
 Yes35 (53.0)149 (61.1)
 No31 (47.0)95 (38.9)
1° family history of stomach cancer, n (%)a
 Yes0 (0.0)14 (5.7)
 No/do not know/refused66 (100.0)230 (94.3)
Dietary fat intake, mean (SD)92.0 (58.1)96.8 (58.4)
Total energy intake, kcal/day; mean (SD)2,407 (1,354)2,545 (1,439)
  • aSignificant difference between H. pylori − and H. pylori + positive individuals, P < 0.05.