Alabed Ali Ahmed Alabed, Amena Hassan Gheeth, Abdullah Y. Al-mahdi, Elan Selvi Anandan, Rasheed Abdulsalam and Hasanain Faisal Ghazi
Background and Objective: Helicobacter pylori is relatively new and at the preliminary stage in Malaysia. However, it is limited to find how Malaysians are aware about these microorganisms. The aim of current study was to identify the prevalence and risk factors associated with H. pylori infection in gastric ulcer patients. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional quantitative study which was conducted in the selected private clinics in Kelana Jaya, Selangor state by using a systematic random sampling method. It was carried out among 240 respondents above 18 years old by using a validated structured questionnaire. Results: The prevalence of having gastritis was 0.56% with mean age±SD 30.2±9.6. Age, weight, marital status, smoking, drinking coffee, type of food, spicy food, have dental problem and family history were significantly associated with gastritis by using chi square test and independent t-test. However, only family history (Adj OR = 1.10, p>0.001), marital status (p = 0.001), weight (Adj OR = 1.065, p = 0.004) and age (Adj OR = 1.097, p = 0.003) were the most important predictable factors that related with gastritis in the multiple logistic regression. Conclusion: The high prevalence of gastritis in Malaysia is attributable to some risk factors such as: Age, weight, smoking, type of food, spicy food and family history. Further validation of our findings warrants study of larger number of cases.
Alabed Ali Ahmed Alabed, Amena Hassan Gheeth, Abdullah Y. Al-mahdi, Elan Selvi Anandan, Rasheed Abdulsalam and Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, 2020. Prevalence and Risk Factors of H. pylori Induced Gastritis among Selangor Urban Population. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 13: 79-85.