What are the sexual predilections of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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UGIB is twice as common in men as in women and increases in prevalence with age (>60 y). However, the death rate is similar in both sexes. [9, 22]


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