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Title: Prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease in a high altitude Saudi population
Authors: Abu Eshy, S.A.
Mahfouz, A.A.
Badr, A.
El Gamal, M.N.
Al Shehri, M.Y.
Salati, M.I.
Rabie, M.E.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: To study the prevalence of gallstone disease and related risk factors in a Saudi Arabian population a cross-sectional community-based study was made of 291 people from Abha district, Asir region. A structured interview collected background data and all participants had upper abdominal ultrasonography to detect gallstones. The overall prevalence of gallstone disease was 11.7%. Using logistic regression multivariate analysis, the following were significant risk factors for gallstone disease: female sex, family history of gallstone disease and past history of pancreatitis. Age, education, blood pressure, smoking, coffee intake, overweight, diabetes mellitus, number of pregnancies and use of oral contraceptives were not significant risk factors. Discriminant analysis of symptoms showed that only right hypochondrium pain was significantly associated with gallstone disease
Description: 794-802
Keywords: Gallstones
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Sex Factors
Altitude
Pancreatitis
Subject: Gallstones
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117314
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1304/13_4_2007_794_802.pdf
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