Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2021


There is a paucity of data regarding the clinical correlation of obesity and cirrhosis in a predominantly Hispanic population. Additionally, data is limited on the contribution of BMI to the incidence of liver cirrhosis in Hispanics in South Texas. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of liver cirrhosis and compare the prevalence between Hispanic and Non-Hispanics. In addition, these researchers seek to investigate the prevalence of liver cirrhosis stratified by body mass index. These researchers hypothesize that the prevalence of liver cirrhosis is higher amongst Hispanics than Non-Hispanics individuals, and that higher body mass index scores positively correlate with increased prevalence of liver cirrhosis.

Academic Level

medical student

Mentor/PI Department

Internal Medicine



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