Table 6

Population attributable risk per cent (PAR%) for different risk factors for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in 2416 Danish adults with no previous history of ulcer disease

Variable (baseline exposure)Pe*Odds ratio†PAR%
*Prevalence of exposure to variable at study entry.
†Multivariate adjusted odds ratios. Odds ratios for H pylori infection, tobacco smoking, and medication are reported elsewhere.
Seropositive for IgG antibodies to H pylori0.244.344.2
Current tobacco smoking0.563.861.0
Poor socioeconomic status0.122.918.4
Current use of minor tranquillisers0.062.48.2