Epidemiology of cholelithiasis in the Pima Indians

  • W. C. Knowler
  • M. J. Carraher
  • D. J. Pettitt
  • P. H. Bennett


The Pima Indians of Arizona, USA have participated with the National Institutes of Health in studies of the epidemiology and physiology of several chronic diseases since 1965. Cholelithiasis, diabetes mellitus, and some types of arthritis and eye diseases are extremely common in this population. Gallstones, affecting about 75% of adult women and 45% of adult men, are the subject of this paper.


Gallstone Disease Gallbladder Disease Biliary Lipid Biliary Cancer Bile Acid Pool 
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  • W. C. Knowler
  • M. J. Carraher
  • D. J. Pettitt
  • P. H. Bennett

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