International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 8 (2013) pp. 226-233 
The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori and risk factors infection associated in Taiz city, Yemen 
Gamal A. A-Ameri* and Mawhoob Noman Alkadasi 
Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, Taiz university, Yemen *Corresponding author e-mail: 
H. pylori infection is associated with several upper gastrointestinal disorders.There are no previous studies on the epidemiology of the infection in Yemen. The purpose of this study is to measure the rate and to explore the associated factors among the some patients in Taiz city, Yemen. This study included 83 specimens isolated from patients that chosen from five different hospitals (Al-Thawra 20, Al-Jumhoori 18, Al-Kanadi 15, Al-Rafaei 15 and Al-Ta'won 15) containing 43 male and 40 female, their aged ranged from 15 to 80 years. The data were obtained by questionnaire. H.pylori positive was checked by assessed IgM antibody in blood using ELISA technique. Results of this study showed that prevalence of the infection increased with age greater than 35 years. Smoking, drinking water resources, coffee drinking status were asked by a self-administered questionnaire. Results of this study showed that there was a significant correlation between smoking, drinking coffee also the type of drinking water consumed during childhood and H. pylori infection. H. pylori infection showed no significant correlation with sex, weight and consumption antibiotics. 
H. pylori infection; IGM test; ELISA; Blood specimen; lifestyle factors; Taiz.