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Diverticulosis - Europe PMC

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Last Updated: 23 September 2022

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Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Incidental Colonic Diverticulosis.

Patients who presented to the emergency department of our hospital from January-September 2019 and underwent abdominal computerized tomography imaging for appendicitis diagnosis were included. Diverticulosis risk factors were established for two age groups: >40 and u2264 40. On CT, 198 patients were aged 40 to 40 years old, with chronic diverticulosis. Those with diverticulosis were not significantly older, but had a higher median body mass index than those without diverticulosis. Patients with diverticulosis were more likely to be Hispanic, less likely to be Asian, and were more likely to use alcohol than those without diverticulosis. Diverticulosis in patients over the age of 40 was attributed to obesity, alcohol use, and Hispanic ethnicity, but no risk factors for diverticulosis were found in patients u2264 age 40, meaning that diverticulosis may have varied by age.

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