Table 1

Age standardised necropsy prevalence of gallstones (see p 228 for list of references)

Country (reference)Gallstone prevalence (%)
FemalesMales
Chile (Marinovic et al, 1972)42.016.7
Germany (Balzer et al, 1986)33.713.1
Czechoslovakia (Zahor et al, 1975)23.313.2
Sweden (Lindström, 1977)22.49.1
Scotland (Bateson and Bouchier, 1975)21.79.9
England (Barker et al, 1979)20.512.2
Mexico (Mendez-Sanchezet al, 1993)16.25.6
Finland (Domellöf et al, 1984)15.98.7
New Zealand (Douss and Castleden, 1973)14.29.0
USA (Lieber, 1952)14.15.2
Australia (Cleland, 1953)13.06.0
Japan (Newman and Northup, 1959)13.05.3
Ireland (Hogan et al, 1977)12.43.4
Norway (Torvik and Hoivik, 1960)10.45.3
Romania (Acalovschi et al, 1987)8.45.0
Greece (Kalos et al, 1977)6.83.5
Singapore (Swang, 1970)6.64.3
Thailand (Stitnimankarn, 1960)4.22.3