Journal article

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

Abstract

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