Use of Gastroscopy in a Community: A Population-Based Study in Olmsted County, Minnesota

THOMAS F. MANGAN, DAVID E. LARSON, L. JOSEPH MELTON, ALAN R. ZINSMEISTER

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Abstract

We determined the use of gastroscopy in a defined population (Olmsted County, Minnesota) during the 3-year period 1978 through 1980. In slightly more than 271,000 person-years of observation, 418 residents underwent gastroscopy on 487 separate occasions. When age- and sex-adjusted to the structure of the US white population in 1980, the utilization rate was 215.9 per 100,000 person-years. With extrapolation of these data, approximately 500,000 gastroscopies would be expected to be performed in the United States each year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-881
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume61
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Medicine(all)

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