Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3038
YERA ABREUS, Lázaro; CARDENAS DRAKE, Mercedes e GUTIERREZ ROJAS, Angel. Pesquisaje de litiasis vesicular en un sector de población supuestamente sana. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.3, pp. 232-237. ISSN 1561-3038.
A study of the frequency of vasicular lithiasis in an apparently sound sector of the population was conducted. It was found a frequency of affection of 6.2%. The predominance of the white race over the black one was just 1.8:1. This affection is much more common in the females than in the males (proportion 9:1), and among individuals over 40 (60%), who are overweight or obese (85%). It may be completely asymptomatic in 50% of the cases.
Palavras-chave : CHOLELITHIASIS [epidemiology]; RISK FACTORS; SAMPLING STUDIES; CHOLELITHIASIS [ultrasonography]; INTERVIEWS.