Most estimates of the number of women with breast implants appear to be extrapolations of industry or clinical data.
While both provide valuable information, the former about the total number of devices ever produced or sold and the latter about the cumulative number of surgeries performed, neither can be used to directly estimate the prevalence of women with silicone gel or saline implants.
In 1989, Market Facts, Inc., conducted a mail survey of 40,000 households chosen as representative of the population of the United States and received responses from 70.7%. Overall, the prevalence was 8.08 per 1,000 women with about 60% of the devices reportedly implanted for cosmetic reasons.
The procedure was more common among Whites of the higher socio-economic classes.
Based upon the results of this survey, the total number of US women in 1989 with breast implants was estimated to be 815,700 (95% confidence interval : 715,757-924,729).
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie plastique, Glande mammaire, Prothèse, Siloxane polymère, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Age, Répartition géographique, Statut socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Plastic surgery, Mammary gland, Prosthesis, Siloxane polymer, Human, Female, Epidemiology, Prevalence, United States, North America, America, Age, Geographic distribution, Socioeconomic status
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0240801
Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 09/06/1995.