Peptic ulcer disease in a general adult population: the Kalixanda study: a random population-based study.

@article{Aro2006PepticUD,
  title={Peptic ulcer disease in a general adult population: the Kalixanda study: a random population-based study.},
  author={Pertti Aro and Tom Storskrubb and Jukka Ronkainen and Elisabeth Bolling-Sternevald and Lars Engstrand and Michael Vieth and Manfred Stolte and Nicholas J Talley and Lars Agreus},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={163 11},
  pages={1025-34}
}
The authors' aim in this study was to explore the prevalence, symptomatology, and risk factors for peptic ulcer in a general adult population. Between December 1998 and June 2001, the authors surveyed a random sample (n=3,000) of the adult population (n=21,610) in two communities in northern Sweden using a validated questionnaire, the Abdominal Symptom Questionnaire (response rate=74%). A subsample (n=1,001) of the responders was randomly invited to undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy and… CONTINUE READING