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What is the rate of incidence for gallstones?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Gallstones are a common and serious problem in the United States. About one in five adults over 65 in the U.S. has gallstones, and about four in five people with gallstones have them for many years before they even realize they have a problem. Ten thousand Americans die of gallbladder disease annually, and about half a million Americans have their gallbladder removed.

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