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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with and without peptic ulcer

From: Low-dose aspirin-associated upper gastric and duodenal ulcers in Japanese patients with no previous history of peptic ulcers

  Patients without ulcer Patients with ulcer  
Variable n = 212 n = 14 P value
Mean age, years (SD) 71.9 (9.5) 72.6 (7.2) 0.785 *
≥70 years old (%) 124 (58.5) 11 (78.6) 0.168 **
Male sex (%) 128 (60.4) 12 (85.7) 0.086 **
Current smoker (%) 30 (14.2) 1 (7.1) 0.699 **
Current alcohol drinker (%) 20 (9.4) 1 (7.1) 1.000 **
Gastric mucosal atrophy (%) 98 (46.2) 6 (42.9) 1.000 **
Hypertension (%) 143 (67.5) 9 (64.3) 0.776 **
Ischemic heart disease (%) 94 (44.3) 4 (28.6) 0.281 **
Other cardiac disease (%) 20 (9.4) 1 (7.1) 1.000 **
Cerebrovascular disease (%) 30 (14.2) 0 (0.0) 0.225 **
Diabetes mellitus (%) 35 (16.5) 6 (42.9) 0.024 **
Hyperlipidemia (%) 102 (48.1) 6 (42.9) 0.787 **
Chronic renal failure (%) 14 (48.1) 2 (14.3) 0.260 **
Abdominal symptoms (%) 80 (37.7) 8 (57.1) 0.166 **
  1. *Unpaired t test, **Fisher’s exact test.