Estimating gallstone incidence from prevalence data.

Abstract

Because incidence data for gallstones are generally unavailable, we have used a previously described epidemiologic method to estimate age-specific incidence rates from published gallstone prevalence data in seven populations. Yearly incidence rates ranged from a low of 1 in 1000 for the younger men to 19 in 1000 for the oldest women. An overall pattern of… (More)

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