How does the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection vary among racial groups?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The pathogenetic role of H pylori may differ depending on the geography and race. White persons are infected with H pylori less frequently than persons of other racial groups. The prevalence rate is approximately 20% in white persons, 54% in African American persons, and 60% in Hispanic persons.


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