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    • Prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease in a high altitude Saudi population 

      Abu Eshy, S.A.; Mahfouz, A.A.; Badr, A.; El Gamal, M.N.; Al Shehri, M.Y.; Salati, M.I.; Rabie, M.E. (‎2007)‎
      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 ...