Prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease in a high altitude Saudi population.

  title={Prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease in a high altitude Saudi population.},
  author={Saeed Ali Abu-Eshy and Ahmed A Mahfouz and Amr Mohamed Ismail Badr and Mohammad N El Gamal and Mohammad Yahya Al-Shehri and Mohammad I Salati and Mohamed E. Rabie},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={13 4},
To study the prevalence of gallstone disease and related risk factors in a Saudi Arabian population a cross-sectional community-based study was made of 291 people from Abha district, Asir region. A structured interview collected background data and all participants had upper abdominal ultrasonography to detect gallstones. The overall prevalence of gallstone disease was 11.7%. Using logistic regression multivariate analysis, the following were significant risk factors for gallstone disease… CONTINUE READING
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