Helicobacter pylori and IBD are inversely related, suggesting that individuals infected with the bacteria are less susceptible to the disease
Lichtenstein L.*1, Boltin D.1, Leibovici H.1, Tsadok Perets T.2, Avni I.1, Comaneshter D.3, Leibovici-Weissman Y.1, Cohen A.3, Niv Y.1,4, Levi Z.1,4
1Rabin Medical Center, Gastroenterology, Petach Tikva, Israel 2Clalit Health Services, Helicobacter pylori Laboratory, Petach Tikva, Israel 3Clalit Health Services Headquarters, Office of the Chief Physician, Tel Aviv, Israel 4Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
Data regarding the association between
We analyzed socioeconomic and medical information of 262,977 adult patients who consecutively performed urea breath tests (UBT) in Clalit Health Services at set intervals from 2007 to 2014.
IBD diagnosis and demographic, prescription and smoking status data and were extracted from HMO electronic database, and synchronized with detailed government-source socioeconomic information.
Out of the 262,977 subjects included, 2,240 (0.9%) had been diagnosed with IBD.
The overall rate of
In multivariate analysis,
This effect was independent of socioeconomic confounders, and evident for all SES.
Among a cohort of more than a quarter-million adult patients who performed a UBT,
- Posted in: Poster presentations: Epidemiology (2017)