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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 100-2

Epidemiology of peptic ulcer in north Bengal, India.

Dept. of Medicine, Medical College, Calcutta

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B Hazra
Dept. of Medicine, Medical College, Calcutta

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A retrospective analysis of hospital records of inpatients of Medicine department of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital during the period between 1988-90 revealed that 6.2% of all medical admissions were on account of peptic ulcer and or acute gastritis. Duodenal ulcer was prevalent accounting for more than 50% of the cases of peptic ulcer and acute gastritis. Duodenal ulcer was more common in the working age groups (> 21 years) among males and more than 31 yrs among females. Gastric ulcer was more common among older age groups. In respect to ethnicity, Bengali speaking hindus showed high probability for gastric ulcers in both sexes. The probability for duodenal ulcer was within confidence limits among all social groups.

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