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Volume 12, Number 11—November 2006

Research

Gastroenteritis and Transmission of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Households1

Sharon Perry*Comments to Author , Maria de la Luz Sanchez*, Shufang Yang*, Thomas D. Haggerty*, Philip Hurst†, Guillermo Perez-Perez‡, and Julie Parsonnet*
Author affiliations: *Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA; †Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Systems, San Jose, California, USA; ‡New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

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Table 1

Household characteristics

Characteristics Enrolled households (n = 1,186) Households completing follow-up (n = 909) Households not completing follow-up (n = 277) p value
No. contacts, median (range) 6 (2–21) 5 (2–21) 6 (2–19) 0.06
No. enrolled, median (range) 3 (2–17) 3 (2–17) 3 (2–10) 0.03
No. children enrolled, median no. <18 y (range) 2 (0–11) 2 (0–11) 2 (0–9) 0.95
Educational attainment, median highest year (range) 12 12 12 0.42
% Spanish-speaking 72 73 71 0.65
Sleeping density (median persons/bedroom) 2.3/bedroom 2.5/bedroom 2.3/bedroom 0.66
Income (%<US$30,000/y) 59 58 62 0.39
>1 Helicobacter pylori infected (%) 72 72 70 0.42
Emergency dept. referral (%) 16 15 21 0.02

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1Portions of this manuscript were presented in preliminary form at Digestive Disease Week 2005, May 15–19, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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