H. Plyori Incidence Rate
Delivered October 18, 2019. Contributor: Kiersten M.
To understand the incidence rate of H. pylori in the United States and throughout the world.
is generally acquired during childhood but can remain asymptomatic" into adulthood.
H. pylori can lead to a number of conditions such as "
, gastric cancer, gastric adenocarcinoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), lymphoma, and peptic ulcer disease".
The mode of transmission
for H. pylori is not certainly known; however, epidemiological studies strongly support person-to-person transmission and fecal-oral and oral-oral routes."
Throughout the world,
over 50 percent
of the population is infected with the H. pylori bacteria.
more common in developing nations, with the rate reaching
among children in some countries, compared to between 1.8 and 65 percent in developed countries.
In the country of Kampala, the incidence rate is
the highest incidence rate of H. pylori, while Oceania has the lowest.
countries, the prevalence of H pylori infection varied from as low as 18.9 percent in Switzerland...to 87.7 percent in Nigeria."
In the U.S., the H. pylori incidence
rate was higher
in the African American, Hispanic, and elderly communities as of 2010.
, the incidence rate was 60 percent in the Hispanic community and 54 percent among African Americans, compared to 20 percent in white Americans.
prevalence is 20 percent for people younger than 30 years and 50 percent for those older than 60 years" in the United States.
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