Are there racial differences in the prevalence of gallstones (cholelithiasis)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Prevalence of gallstones is highest in people of northern European descent, and in Hispanic populations and Native American populations. [8] Prevalence of gallstones is lower in Asians and African Americans.


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