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The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 39–40 | Cite as

Incidence of appendicitis from a survey of college students

  • Karl A. Stiles
  • Frederick W. Mulsow
Article

Conclusions

In the present study it has been found that 10 percent of the 2968 college students questioned have had an appendectomy at some previous time. People of this age have few abdominal operations other than those for appendicitis. These students are largely from the middle class of the population. Perhaps 20 percent of the population in the United States have an appendectomy during life for appendicitis and an equal number do not have the appendectomy even though so diagnosed.

Keywords

Obesity Appendicitis Acute Appendicitis Hypospadia Life Insurance Company 
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Copyright information

© Springer 1946

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl A. Stiles
    • 1
  • Frederick W. Mulsow
    • 1
  1. 1.Cedar Rapids

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