Table 3

Distribution of risk factors in cases according to cagA status

cagA + cagA p Value
Age (years)64.8 (11.9)65.2 (11.7)0.77
Male65.4%67.9%0.63
White85.4%89.6%0.24
History of hypertension37.2%30.7%0.23
Diabetes10.7%12.9%0.54
Current smoker30.9%33.5%0.56
Angina28.8%28.0%0.85
Previous myocardial infarct19.7%19.0%0.89
Positive family history37.5%38.6%0.88
BMI (kg/m2)25.8 (4.0)25.6 (4.3)0.71
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)5.7 (1.3)5.6 (1.2)0.43
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.25 (0.35)1.20 (0.34)0.34
  • Data are mean (SD) or per cent of group.

  • BMI, body mass index; cagA+/cagA, cagA seropositive/seronegative; HDL, high density lipoprotein.