Are autopsy studies reliable in assessing gallstone prevalence in the community ?
Autopsy studies have been used for many years to estimate gallstone prevalence in the population, although this has been questioned because of the risk of selection bias.
Gallstone prevalence measured by ultrasonographic screening of a random population was compared with gallstone prevalence assessed by routinely collected autopsy data in the same area during the same time period.
To assess whether recording of gallstones detected in routinely performed autopsies was valid, a prospective investigation of gallstone prevalence in consecutive autopsies was performed.
The age-standardized gallstone prevalences were 9.5 in the population and 9.2 in the autopsy study among males, whereas the corresponding figures were 16.1 and 15.9 among females.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lithiase, Vésicule biliaire, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Méthodologie, Autopsie, Validité, Danemark, Homme, Europe, Voie biliaire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lithiasis, Gallbladder, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Methodology, Autopsy, Validity, Denmark, Human, Europe, Biliary tract disease, Digestive diseases
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Cote : 94-0504137
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199501.