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SHORT COMMUNICATIONThe Comparison of Urinary Stones Between She Minority and Han Nationality in East Fujian, China by Changming Liu, Liheng Lin, Huihong Chen, Qingping Xue, Mingxiong Sheng

Background: The purpose of the study was to compare the incidence of urinary stones of She minority and Han nationality and analyze the composition of urinary stones.
Methods: The study was performed in 381 cases with 181 She minority and 200 Han nationality. The composition of stones was mainly analyzed by infrared absorption spectrum. The incidence of urinary stones at different ages, different gender and different parts was compared between She minority and Han nationality.
Results: The urinary stone incidence of males was about twice as high as in women in She minority and Han nationality, and the incidence reached its maximum between the ages of 41 and 60, but the incidence decreased after 60 years of age. The distribution characteristics of urethra stones between She minority and Han nationality showed a significant difference (p < 0.05). The differences of carbonate apatite and struvite in male and female were statistically significant between She minority and Han nationality (p < 0.05). The level of Ca2+ and HPO42- in serum showed significant difference between She minority and Han nationality (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: According to these results, we put forward corresponding preventive measures of urinary stones in She minority.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2017.161209