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Prevalence and Incidence of Bowel conditions

Prevalance of types of Bowel conditions:

For details see prevalence of types of Bowel conditions analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • Digestive Diseases: 60 to 70 million cases in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447)
  • Fecal incontinence: 6.5 million Americans
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: 1 in 500 (NIAID); 300,000 people to 500,000 people NIDDK
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: 5 million in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, 1994); 11 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • Constipation: 4.4 million people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  • Diverticular Disease: 2 million people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
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Incidence of types of Bowel conditions:

For details see incidence of types of Bowel conditions analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Bowel conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Bowel conditions at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Bowel conditions refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Bowel conditions diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Footnotes:
1. Traveller's Diarrhea, CDC/DBMD, Nov 21, 2006

 

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