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Title: Some observations on the epidemiology of peptic ulcer disease in Singapore.
Authors: Kang, J.Y. 
Issue Date: Oct-1992
Citation: Kang, J.Y. (1992-10). Some observations on the epidemiology of peptic ulcer disease in Singapore.. Singapore Medical Journal 33 (5) : 468-471. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Several lines of evidence suggest that, of the three main races of Singapore, peptic ulcers are more common among the Chinese and Indians when compared to the Malays. These include studies on hospital series of patients with or without appropriate control groups, studies on the incidence of surgery for perforated ulcer as well as mortality statistics. A reduction in the Chinese:Malay difference in the incidence of perforated ulcer over three decades suggests that environmental factors are involved in producing these racial differences. However, we have to date been unable to determine the factor(s) responsible. The incidence of perforated ulcer in Singapore is increasing while ulcer mortality is declining. This is similar to the situation in Hong Kong but different from that in the western countries.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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