Prevalence and risk factors of helicobacter pylori in Turkey: a nationally-representative, cross-sectional, screening with the C-13-Urea breath test

Ozaydin N. , Turkyilmaz S. A. , Cali S.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.13, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Helicobacter pylori is an important global pathogen infecting approximately 50% of the world's population. This study was undertaken in order to estimate the prevalence rate of Helicobacter pylori infections among adults living in Turkey and to investigate the associated risk factors.