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, vol.13, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1215
  • Journal Name: BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.