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The authors have compiled an excellent demographic picture of several important gastrointestinal disorders. Population data from the Census of 1960, incidence data from the Division of Vital Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics for 1959 to 1961, several tabulations from official British sources, and other relevant private statistical studies are correlated to present a cohesive impression. Incidence, prevalence, and mortality figures are given for peptic ulcer, acute appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and diseases of the gallbladder and pancreas. The authors are well aware of the possible inaccuracy of some of the data, and take
Digestive Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:528–529. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-528_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):528-529.
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