[Epidemiology of gallstone disease in Mexico].

Title[Epidemiology of gallstone disease in Mexico].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsN Sánchez M, M Esquivel U, J Solomou J, E Ceballos C, F Padilla B
JournalRev Invest Clin
Volume42 Suppl
Date Published1990 Jul
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cholelithiasis, Comorbidity, Diet, Female, Gallstones, Humans, Male, Mexico, Middle Aged, Obesity, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Young Adult

Prevalence of gallstone disease in autopsies from Mexico is 14.3%, 8.4% in men and 20.4% in women respectively. Frequency of cholelithiasis has increased remarkably from 12.2% in 1950 to 15.8% in 1980 (p < 0.05). Population of low socioeconomic status is apparently more affected. Obesity is the clinical association more frequently found in the population studied. Cholesterol gallstones showed the highest frequency. Economic cost of this disease is high. We conclude that gallstone disease is a public health problem for our country.

Alternate JournalRev Invest Clin
PubMed ID19256134
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