The prevalence of peptic ulcer in an institution for the mentally retarded

M. Kim, L. Learman, N. Nada, K. Thompson

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Abstract

Peptic ulcer was studied at a California institution for the mentally retarded. Of the 1,700 residents at risk, ninety-one were found to have X-ray or endoscopy evidence of peptic ulcers, a prevalence rate of 5.4 per cent. Ulcer prevalence in the duodenum was more than twice that in the stomach and oesophagus. All eosophageal, gastric, and duodenal erosions or ulcer craters, acute or chronic, were considered. The more severely retarded patients showed a higher ulcer prevalence than those less retarded, and males demonstrated higher rates than females. The presence of medical and neurological disabilities, including limitations of vision and communication, was positively associated with ulcer development. The results indicate a need for further study on aetiology of peptic ulcer in the retarded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mental Deficiency Research
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Mentally Disabled Persons
Peptic Ulcer
Ulcer
Stomach
Duodenum
Esophagus
Endoscopy
Communication
X-Rays

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Kim, M., Learman, L., Nada, N., & Thompson, K. (1981). The prevalence of peptic ulcer in an institution for the mentally retarded. Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, 25(2), 105-111.

The prevalence of peptic ulcer in an institution for the mentally retarded. / Kim, M.; Learman, L.; Nada, N.; Thompson, K.

In: Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1981, p. 105-111.

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Kim, M, Learman, L, Nada, N & Thompson, K 1981, 'The prevalence of peptic ulcer in an institution for the mentally retarded', Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 105-111.
Kim, M. ; Learman, L. ; Nada, N. ; Thompson, K. / The prevalence of peptic ulcer in an institution for the mentally retarded. In: Journal of Mental Deficiency Research. 1981 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 105-111.
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