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Relationship between body mass index and length of hospital stay for gallbladder disease.

Liu, Bette; Balkwill, Angela; Spencer, Elizabeth; Beral, Valerie; Banks, Emily; Austoker, Joan; Church, Judith; English, Ruth; Patnick, Julietta; Green, Jane; Peto, Richard; Reeves, Gillian K; Vessey, Martin


Background: Obesity increases the risk of hospital admission for gallbladder disease but its impact on the length of hospital stay is largely unknown. Methods: Prospective population-based study of 1.3 million women aged 56 years on average, recruited from 1996 to 2001 in England and Scotland and followed-up through NHS hospital admission record databases for gallbladder disease (cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, cholecystectomy) over a total of 7.8 million person-years. Results: During follow-up,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdn011


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