A prospective study of the prevalence of gall stone disease at necropsy in a stable population has been undertaken over a 10 year period up to June 1988.
In women, the prevalence of gall stone disease remained static but in men aged 50-59 years it rose from 7% (n= 148) in the first three years to 18% (n=138) in the last three years (p<0.01) and in men aged 60-69 it rose from 12% (n=370) to 20% (n=366, p<0.01).
In the latter age group the female: male ratio fell from 2:1 to 0.8:1. The proportion of deaths from coronary heart disease in men fell slightly in those over 70 during the study period.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Lithiase, Voie biliaire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Homme, Cadavre, Anatomopathologie, Etude longitudinale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Epidemiology, Lithiasis, Biliary tract disease, Digestive diseases, Human, Cadaver, Pathology, Follow up study
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