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Table 4 Distribution of the EPIYA-C patterns according to the gender and mean age, in patients with gastritis and gastric cancer

From: STAT3 polymorphism and Helicobacter pylori CagA strains with higher number of EPIYA-C segments independently increase the risk of gastric cancer

Disease EPIYA pattern
AB ABC ABCC ABCCC
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gastritis (n = 275)
Female 2 (1.7) 93 (80.2) 18 (18.1) 3 (2.6)
Male 2 (3.4) 44 (75.9) 10 (19.5) 2 (3.5)
Mean age in yrs (SD) 44.3 (25.0) 54.7(16.9) 50.6 (15.1) 52.0 (11.0)
Range 27 - 73 18 - 86 27 - 73 39 - 63
Cancer (n = 232)
Female 1 (1.2) 47 (56.7) 29 (42.1) 6 (7.2)
Male 2 (1.5) 74 (56.9) 44 (41.6) 10 (7.7)
Mean age in yrs (SD) 56.5 (3.5) 60.2 (14.4) 64.4 (13.2) 70.0 (9.7)
Range 54 - 59 28 - 89 33 - 92 55 - 85
  1. n, number; SD, standard deviation; yrs, years