INVESTIGATING THE SPREAD OF HELICOBACTER PYLORI AMONG WORKERS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF KIRKUK CITY AND ITS RELATION WITH DIABETIC PATIENT AND SMOKERS

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Ahmed Abdulrahman
Sohaib Sabah Kasim
Shilan Jabbar

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The current study included the collection of (158) blood samples from people working in the industrial district of different types and ages, their ages ranged between (12-67) and they were suffering from stomach pain and digestive disorders, and the samples were collected from (June 2021- until   the middle of the first month of July 2021), and the sera of people were analyzed to detect antibodies to the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, where the results of the current study showed that (47) blood samples with a percentage (%29.7) were positive for the examination, while (111) blood samples were (%70.3) was negative for the examination, and the current study aimed to determine some of the factors affecting infection with Helicobacter pylori and included the age group, as it reached the highest rate of infection in the group(60-67) at a rate of (29%),while the lowest rate of infection was in the group (19-12).  and by (3%), the Results also showed the effect of smoking on those infected with H.

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