Table 1

 Frequency of gastric pathology changes after five years of follow up according to baseline pathology results

5 year follow up pathology
Normal (n = 38)Inflammation (n = 98)GA (n = 13)IM (n = 273)Dys (n = 3)Cancer (n = 10)
Dys, dysplasia; GA, glandular atrophy; IM, intestinal metaplasia; Inflammation, active and/or chronic inflammation only.
*As all subjects were infected with Helicobacter pylori, there was no normal histology at baseline.
Baseline pathology*
    Inflammation (n = 237)29821211112
    GA (n = 4)000400
    IM (n = 194)916115828