Incidence of parenchymal liver diseases in Denmark, 1981 to 1985: Analysis of hospitalization registry data
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2005
Copyright © 1991 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 650–655, April 1991
How to Cite
Almdal, T. P. and Sørensen, T. I. A. (1991), Incidence of parenchymal liver diseases in Denmark, 1981 to 1985: Analysis of hospitalization registry data. Hepatology, 13: 650–655. doi: 10.1002/hep.1840130407
- Issue published online: 5 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 5 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 1990
- Manuscript Received: 12 APR 1990
- Rigshospitalet Jubilæums Fond
The sex-specific and age-specific incidence rates of the major parenchymal liver diseases in a North European population were estimated using a computerized registry of all admissions to somatic hospitals in Denmark.
The incidence was calculated by counting all incident cases of these diseases reported to the registry in the 5-yr period 1981 to 1985 and dividing the number of cases by the number of person-years at risk in this period.
The incidence rates (per million person-years) were for men and women, respectively: infectious hepatitis, 109 and 71; toxic hepatitis, 19 and 22; chronic hepatitis, 27 and 29; alcoholic cirrhosis, 190 and 85; nonalcoholic nonbiliary cirrhosis, 110 and 82; primary biliary cirrhosis, 4 and 14. The pattern of the age-specific incidence rates was similar in men and women in infectious hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis, nonalcoholic nonbiliary cirrhosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Toxic and chronic hepatitis had a higher incidence in women than in men only in older age groups. The incidence of idiopathic hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, secondary biliary cirrhosis, portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari's syndrome were less than four in both sexes. (HEPATOLOGY 1991;13:650–655.)