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Shifting Prevalence of Gallbladder Polyps in Korea

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Author(s)
Yoo Jin LeeKyung Sik ParkKwang Bum ChoEun Soo KimByoung Kuk JangWoo Jin ChungJae Seok Hwang
Keimyung Author(s)
Park, Kyung SikCho, Kwang BumKim, Eun SooJang, Byoung KukChung, Woo JinHwang, Jae Seok
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Medical Science
Issued Date
2014
Volume
29
Issue
9
Abstract
Only a few studies have evaluated the population-adjusted prevalence of gallbladder
polyps (GBP). This study aimed to evaluate the changes in GBP prevalence and risk factors
at a single health screening center in Korea from 2002 to 2012. Of 48,591 adults who
underwent health screening between 2002 and 2012, 14,250 age- and gender-matched
subjects were randomly selected to evaluate prevalence. Risk factors were analyzed
between the GBP-positive and GBP-negative groups during 2002-2004 (Period A) and
2010-2012 (Period B). The annual prevalence of GBP over the 11-yr period was 5.4%.
Annual prevalence increased from 3.8% in Period A to 7.1% in Period B. Male gender and
obesity were independent risk factors for GBP in both periods. Hepatitis B virus surface
antigen (HBsAg) positivity was a risk factor for GBP in Period A but not in Period B. The risk
factors for GBP changed from HBsAg positivity to lipid profile abnormalities. Other
variables including age, hypertension, diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, chronic hepatitis
C virus infection, and liver function tests did not correlate with GBP. In conclusion, GBP
prevalence is increasing and risk factors for GBP have changed in Korea. More attention
should be paid to this issue in the future.
Keywords: Gallbladder Polyps; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Korea
Keimyung Author(s)(Kor)
박경식
조광범
김은수
장병국
정우진
황재석
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
Yoo Jin Lee et al. (2014). Shifting Prevalence of Gallbladder Polyps in Korea. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 29(9), 1247–1252. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2014.29.9.1247
Type
Article
ISSN
1011-8934
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2014.29.9.1247
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/34830
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