Leveraging the Multidimensional Poverty Index to estimate Helicobacter pylori prevalence in districts in Karnataka, India

Aadithiyavikram Venkatesan, Akhilesh Gonuguntla, Ashwin Peedikayil Abraham, Krishna Kalyan Reddy Janumpalli, Badareesh Lakshminarayana

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Abstract

The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in India is approximately 64%. However, substantial regional variations necessitate high-fidelity, locality-specific studies to characterise its population distribution in India. We conducted a cross-sectional study including 2998 dyspeptic patients at a tertiary care centre in Karnataka and investigated the relationship between Hp prevalence and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) by district. Helicobacter pylori prevalence in our population was 43.2% with a significant correlation between district-specific Hp prevalence and MPI. This data can be leveraged for evaluating local Hp infection control strategies, planning interventions for Hp hotspots in Karnataka and predicting a dyspeptic patient's risk of Hp infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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