What is the global prevalence of hypercalciuria?

Updated: Jun 02, 2021
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Globally, the overall risk of forming stones differs in various regions. The probability is 1-5% in Asia, 5-9% in Europe, 13% in North America, and 20% in Saudi Arabia. Upper-tract stone disease is associated with an affluent lifestyle in developed countries where diets are high in animal protein, whereas bladder stones are predominant in developing countries and are related to poor socioeconomic conditions.

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