Incidence of gallstone disease in Italy: results from a multicenter, population-based Italian study (the MICOL project).

@article{Festi2008IncidenceOG,
  title={Incidence of gallstone disease in Italy: results from a multicenter, population-based Italian study (the MICOL project).},
  author={Davide Festi and Ada Dormi and Simona Capodicasa and Tommaso Staniscia and A Attili and Paola Dr Loria and Paolo Pazzi and Giuseppe Mazzella and Claudia Sama and Enrico Roda and Antonio Colecchia},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 34},
  pages={5282-9}
}
AIM To evaluate gallstone incidence and risk factors in a large population-based study. METHODS Gallstone incidence and risk factors, were evaluated by structured questionnaire and physical examination, respectively, in 9611 of 11 109 (86.5%) subjects who were gallstone-free at the cross-sectional study. RESULTS Six centers throughout Italy enrolled 9611 subjects (5477 males, 4134 females, aged 30-79 years), 9517 of whom were included into analysis: 424 subjects (4.4%) had gallstones and 61… CONTINUE READING
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