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Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in female Vietnamese immigrants to Korea

Authors
 Su Jung Baik  ;  Sun Young Yi  ;  Hye Sook Park  ;  Bo Hyun Park 
Citation
 WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, Vol.18(6) : 517-521, 2012 
Journal Title
 WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 
ISSN
 1007-9327 
Issue Date
2012
MeSH
Adolescent ; Adult ; Child ; Diet ; Emigrants and Immigrants* ; Female ; Helicobacter Infections/blood* ; Helicobacter Infections/epidemiology* ; Helicobacter pylori/metabolism* ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Nutritional Status ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Seroepidemiologic Studies ; Vietnam ; Young Adult
Keywords
Diet ; Helicobacter pylori ; Immigration ; South Korea ; Vietnam
Abstract
Aim : To investigate the seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and its relationship to nutritional factors in female Vietnamese immigrants to Korea. Methods : A total of 390 female immigrants from Vietnam and 206 Korean male spouses participated in the study. Blood samples from 321 female immigrants and 201 Korean male spouses were analyzed for H. pylori antibodies. Data on age, sex, alcohol consumption, smoking status, dietary nutritional factors and gastrointestinal symptoms were collected using questionnaires. The daily intakes of the following nutrients were estimated: energy, protein, niacin, lipid, fiber, calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, zinc, folate, cholesterol, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. Results : The prevalence of H. pylori positivity was lower in the immigrants than in age-matched Korean females (55.7% vs 71.4%, respectively; P < 0.0001) and the domestic population of Vietnam. The prevalence of H. pylori positivity among married couples was 31.7% for both spouses. There were no statistically significant differences in the incidence of smoking, amount of alcohol consumed, or nutritional factors between the H. pylori-positive and negative groups. Conclusion : The prevalence of H. pylori positivity was lower among female Vietnamese immigrants than among Korean females. Nutritional factors did not differ between the H. pylori-positive and negative groups.
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DOI
10.3748/wjg.v18.i6.517
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7. Others (기타) > Gangnam Severance Hospital Health Promotion Center(강남세브란스병원 체크업) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Baik, Su Jung(백수정) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3790-7701
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/158239
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