Table 1

Comparison of treatment groups. Results are given according to intention to treat

Presenting characteristicOM (n=92)OM+AMO (n=89)
OM, omeprazole; OM+AMO, omeprazole plus amoxicillin; VAS, median of visual analogue scale values, determined by the patient.
There was no significant difference between groups for any of the characteristics.
Age (y) (mean (SD)) 46 (15) 49 (16)
Sex (% male)42%40%
Body mass index (kg/m2) (mean (SD)) 25 (4) 25 (4)
Current smoker (%) 21 21
Alcohol consumption, current (%) 44 51
Treatment in previous study (%)
    Omeprazole 10 mg 27 20
    Omeprazole 20 mg 17 20
    Ranitidine 150 mg 34 24
    Placebo 22 36
Entering this study from previous study (%)
    Immediately after treatment period 86 87
    During follow up 14 14
History of dyspepsia (%)
    <1 y 10 15
    1–5 y 52 49
    >5 y 38 36
Previous unsuccessful treatment of H pylori (%) 2 7
Dyspeptic symptoms (VAS) 50.5 51.0
General condition (VAS) 48.0 46.0