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Table 3 Baseline folic acid and Hcy levels in AG patients without Helicobacter pylori infection stratified by MTHFR C677T genotypes

From: Association of MTHFR C677T polymorphism with severity and localization of chronic atrophic gastritis patients without Helicobacter pylori infection: a case control study

Characteristic CC
n = 31
CT
n = 69
TT
n = 28
P Value
Folic acid (nmol/L) 42.5 ± 12.6 36.9 ± 13.9 32.6 ± 17.7 N.S
Hcy (μmol/L) 11.7 ± 5.4 12.9 ± 5.6 13.5 ± 6.0 N.S
Hyperhomocysteinemia
 Yes 8 (25.8%) 22 (31.9%) 8 (28.6%) N.S
 No 23 (74.2%) 47 (68.1%) 20 (71.4%)  
Folic acid deficiency
 Yes 1 (3.2%) 9 (13.0%) 11 (39.3%) 0.001
 No 30 (96.8%) 60 (87.0%) 17 (60.7%)  
  1. N.S Not significant