The prevalence of gallstone disease and associated factors in the entire population of subjects aged 15-65 years born and resident in Chianciano Terme (Siena - Tuscany) was examined in the years 1985 and 1986.
The investigation included gallbladder ultrasonography, administration of a questionnaire on personal and family history, physical examination and blood chemistry.
A total of 1809 subjects (attendance rate 87.7%) participated in the study.
Personal history and physical examination showed that Chianciano inhabitants have a low prevalence of obesity (4.3%) and only 4.4% of the female population had more than two pregnancies.
Overall prevalence of gallstone disease (cholecystectomy+cholelithiasis) was 5.9% (3.7% for males and 8.4% for females).
Mots-clés Pascal : Lithiase, Vésicule biliaire, Epidémiologie, Homme, Italie, Europe, Imagerie ultrasonore, Exploration ultrason, Prévalence, Voie biliaire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lithiasis, Gallbladder, Epidemiology, Human, Italy, Europe, Ultrasound imaging, Sonography, Prevalence, Biliary tract disease, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0682334
Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 09/06/1995.