Table 3: Comparison of chronic alcoholic and chronic hereditary pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis typeChronic alcoholic pancreatitisChronic hereditary pancreatitisP

Male to female ratio12.5 : 11 : 1
Age of onset (years)4010.5<.05
Delay in diagnosis (years)314.3<.05
Presence of pseudocysts10%33%<.05
Presence of pancreatic calcifications57%58%NS
Endocrine insufficiency70%50%NS
Exocrine insufficiency42%38%NS
Need for surgery41%50%NS

Modified from [34].