Prevalence and ethnic differences in gallbladder disease in the United States.

@article{Everhart1999PrevalenceAE,
  title={Prevalence and ethnic differences in gallbladder disease in the United States.},
  author={James E. Everhart and Meena Khare and Michael Hill and Kurt R. Maurer},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={632-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Gallbladder disease is one of the most common conditions in the United States, but its true prevalence is unknown. A national population-based survey was performed to determine the age, sex, and ethnic distribution of gallbladder disease in the United States. METHODS The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) conducted gallbladder ultrasonography among a representative U.S. sample of more than 14, 000 persons. The diagnosis of gallbladder disease… CONTINUE READING
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