Table 4

 Factors predicting intestinal metaplasia (IM) progression: multivariate logistic regression

FactorOR (95% CI)p Value
Hp+ve, H pylori infected.
Values are odds ratios with 95% confidence interval (OR (95% CI)).
Persistent Hp+e2.13 (1.41–3.23)<0.001
Age >45 y1.92 (1.18–3.11)0.009
Duodenal ulcer0.25 (0.09–0.66)0.005
Alcohol use1.67 (1.07–2.62)0.03
Drinking water from well1.74 (1.13–2.67)0.01