Prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in regional Victoria: a prospective population-based study
Stuart K Roberts, Ammar Majeed, Kristen Glenister, Dianna Magliano, John S Lubel, Lisa Bourke, David Simmons, William W Kemp
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its risk factors in regional Victoria. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional observational study (sub-study to CrossRoads II health study in Shepparton and Mooroopna). SETTING: Four towns (populations, 6300-49 800) in the Goulburn Valley of Victoria. PARTICIPANTS: Randomly selected from households selected from residential address lists provided by local government organisations for participation in the CrossRoads II study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Age- and sex-adjusted estimates of NAFLD prevalence, defined by a fatty liver index score of 60 or more in people without excessive alcohol intake or viral hepa..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
The investigation was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council partnership grant (APP 1113850). We thank Dunya (Dee) Tomic, medical student at Monash University, for helping collate the initial dataset.