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Incidence, prevalence and mortality of urolithiasis in the German Federal Republic

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Two nationwide surveys were conducted in the German Federal Republic. An incidence of 0.54% and a prevalence of 4% were registered. The ratio of men to women for incidence was 2:1 and for prevalence 1:1. Stone prevalence increased from 1.28% to 6.79% with increasing age. The occupational groups mostly affected were pensioners (34.3%), housewives (23.5%) and employees (16.9%). In cities the prevalence rate was higher than in rural areas. In recent years the mortality rate has decreased.

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Vahlensieck, E.W., Bach, D. & Hesse, A. Incidence, prevalence and mortality of urolithiasis in the German Federal Republic. Urol. Res. 10, 161–164 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00255937

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Key words

  • Urolithiasis
  • Epidemiological survey
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence
  • Mortality