Table 1

Patient characteristics.

Patients without gallstones (n = 126)Patients with gallstones who were not operated on (n = 22)Patients with gallstones who were operated on (n = 85)
Mean age in years (range)47.7 (21–81)54.0 (34–71)43.6 (17–79)
Number of women (%)90 (71)15 (68)71 (84)
Number of patients using H2-receptor antagonist at inclusion (%)32 (25)3 (14)8 (9)
Number with comorbidity (%)41 (33)9 (41)34 (40)
Number of patients at a high level of suspicion for the presence of gallstone disease (%)83 (66)14 (64)80 (94)
Mean number of months to follow-up (range)15.2 (3–33)19.2 (9–30)18.7 (2–40)