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Table 3 Pathologic characteristics

From: Mast cell density in gastric biopsies of pediatric age group and its relation to inflammation and presence of Helicobacter pylori

  male (n = 192) female (n = 160) p-value
Gastritis (%)    
   Normal 70 (19.9%) 59 (16.8%) 0.166
   Mild 55 (15.6%) 47 (13.4%)  
   Moderate 26 (7.4%) 10 (2.8%)  
   Severe 1 (0.3%) 3 (0.9%)  
   Follicular 40 (11.4%) 41 (11.6%)  
Helicobacter pylori (%) 34 (9.7%) 28 (8%) 0.537
Activity (%) 30 (8.5%) 25 (7.1%) 0.560
Mast cell density    
   mean (range) 13.1 (0–78) 12.2 (0–81) NS
   Median 7 5  
  1. a Not significant (NS)