Coronary risk factors and clinical gallbladder disease: An approach to the prevention of gallstones?

A. K. Diehl, S. M. Haffner, Helen P Hazuda, M. O. Stern

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Abstract

We examined the relationship of 'coronary' risk factors to clinical gallbladder disease prevalence in a cross-sectional survey. Persons with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, or low high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol levels had elevated risks for clinical gallbladder disease. Smokers of 20 pack-years or more and infrequent users of alcohol had increased risks, as did persons with hypertension or diabetes mellitus. After adjusting for age, body mass index, ethnicity, and the coronary variables, relationships persisted for diabetes in women (OR = 0.3). The proportion of gallbladder disease related to all coronary risk factors was estimated to be 52 per cent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-845
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume77
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1987

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Gallbladder Diseases
Gallstones
Hypertriglyceridemia
Hypercholesterolemia
LDL Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
Diabetes Mellitus
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Alcohols
Hypertension

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Coronary risk factors and clinical gallbladder disease : An approach to the prevention of gallstones? / Diehl, A. K.; Haffner, S. M.; Hazuda, Helen P; Stern, M. O.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 77, No. 7, 1987, p. 841-845.

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Diehl, A. K. ; Haffner, S. M. ; Hazuda, Helen P ; Stern, M. O. / Coronary risk factors and clinical gallbladder disease : An approach to the prevention of gallstones?. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1987 ; Vol. 77, No. 7. pp. 841-845.
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