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Vol. 22, No. 1, 2004
Issue release date: 2004
Section title: Original Article
Dig Dis 2004;22:87–91
(DOI:10.1159/000078740)

A Community-Based Epidemiologic Study on Gallstone Disease among Type 2 Diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan

Liu C.-M.a,b · Tung T.-H.a · Liu J.-H.b · Lee W.-L.b,c · Chou P.a
aCommunity Medicine Research Center & Institute of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, bCheng-Hsin Rehabilitation Medical Center, and cInstitute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

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Abstract of Original Article

Published online: 8/2/2004
Issue release date: 2004

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DDI

Abstract

Background: This study was conducted to assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of gallstone disease (GSD) among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan. Methods: Based on a total of 858 type 2 diabetics ascertained in 1991–1993, an ultrasound sonography screening was performed by a panel of specialists in 2001. A total of 440 (51.3%) subjects were examined. Results: Sixty-three out of 440 type 2 diabetics were diagnosed with GSD. The overall prevalence of GSD was 14.4%, including single stone 8.0% (n = 35), multiple stones 3.2% (n = 14), and cholecystectomy 3.2% (n = 14). The significant risk factors of GSD based on multiple logistic regression analysis were age (OR = 1.06, 95% CI: 1.02–1.10) and BMI (OR = 1.11, 95% CI: 1.01–1.22). Conclusions: Our results found that older age and higher BMI may increase the risk of developing GSD in type 2 diabetics.

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Author Contacts

Dr. Pesus Chou
Community Medicine Research Center
National Yang-Ming University
Shih-Pai, Taipei 112 (Taiwan)
Tel. +886 2 2826 7050, Fax +886 2 2820 1461, E-Mail pschou@ym.edu.tw

  

Article Information

Accepted: April 27, 2004
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 23

  

Publication Details

Digestive Diseases (Clinical Reviews)
Formerly ‘Survey of Digestive Diseases’; Founded in 1983 by T.S.N. Chen and R.K. Zetterman

Vol. 22, No. 1, Year 2004 (Cover Date: 2004)

Journal Editor: P. Malfertheiner, Magdeburg
ISSN: 0257–2753 (print), 1421–9875 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/ddi


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Article

Published online: 8/2/2004
Issue release date: 2004

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DDI


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