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Prevalence of gallstones in a Norwegian population.
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PMID:  3321395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A population sample of 2464 persons between 20 and 70 years of age was invited to participate in a screening study designed for establishing gallstone prevalence rates. The diagnosis of gallstones was based on an ultrasonographic examination. The overall response rate after the primary invitation was 55.6%. Gallbladder stones were diagnosed in 300 persons, giving a crude prevalence of 21.9%. Total age-adjusted prevalence rates were 17.7% in men and 21.2% in women. From age group 20-29 years to age group 60-69 years the prevalence rates increased from 4.9% to 37.0% in men and from 6.0% to 41.3% in women. The age- and sex-specific rates are comparable to those of more recent studies from Scandinavia but are markedly higher than prevalence rates in a Norwegian study from 1960.
I Glambek; G Kvaale; B Arnesjö; O Søreide
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0036-5521     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1987 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-04     Completed Date:  1988-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1089-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Surgery, University of Bergen, Haukeland Hospital, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Cholelithiasis / epidemiology*
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Urban Population

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