Table 1

 Age, clinical characteristics, and IMD 2004 scores of children with and without H pylori infection

H pylori negative n = 160H pylori positive n = 97p value
*Five patients were of Afro-Caribbean or Chinese ethnicity.
Mean (SD) age in years10.96 (3.1)11.49 (3.3)NS
Gender: male/female85/7553/44
Ethnic group*
    White Caucasian13364
    South Asian25300.004
Mean (SD) IMD 2004 score30.66 (19.88)38.90 (19.90)0.003