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A Long- Term Retrospective Study on the Incidence of Urinary Stones in Wuwei City, Gansu Province, China from 1995 to 2016

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DOI: 10.23977/medsc.2023.040114 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 365


Shuyuan Zhang 1,2, Qiling Liu 1, Shuxuan Song 2, Zhaohua Ji 2, Weilu Zhang 2, Yong Long 2


1 Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712099, China
2 Department of Epidemiology, Ministry of Education Key Lab of Hazard Assessment and Control in Special Operational Environment, School of Public Health, Air Force Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710000, China

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Yong Long


This retrospective longitudinal study investigated the reasons for the increased morbidity of urinary stones in Wuwei City, China, between 1995 and 2016. To extract the case history of patients with urinary stones from 12 hospitals in Wuwei City, and analyze them with Excel 2019, Joinpoint v10.2 and SPSS v22.0. ArcGIS v10.2 was used to map the geographical distriburinary stoneson and SaTScan v9.6 was used for spatial-temporal analysis to identify clusters of occurrence. Clusters of outbreaks were identified using SaTScan v9.6. Of the 5497 urinary stones patients (43.07 ± 15.95 years), male (3843, 69.9%) with a Gender ratio of 2.32:1. The morbidity of urinary stones in men and women shows total growth trend. From 1995 to 2016, the annual percentage change (APC) is 15.1% (95% confidence interval (CI): 12.3–18.1%) and 19.4% (19.4% (95% CI: 16.4-22.5%), respectively. Identifying four clusters that dynamically develop and monitor urinary stones in Uwajima. To discover and prevent the occurrence of acute and severe diseases in time, and to prevent and manage urinary stones. The study could be guide local authorities in initiating urinary stones prevention and management activities.


Urinary stones, Spatiotemporal clustering, Spatial distriburinary


Shuyuan Zhang, Qiling Liu, Shuxuan Song, Zhaohua Ji, Weilu Zhang, Yong Long, A Long- Term Retrospective Study on the Incidence of Urinary Stones in Wuwei City, Gansu Province, China from 1995 to 2016. MEDS Clinical Medicine (2023) Vol. 4: 87-94. DOI:


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