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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Chronic digestive diseases

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Chronic digestive diseases

The information below shows a list of types of Chronic digestive diseases, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Inflammatory Bowel Disease approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA 544,000 1 in 500 (NIAID); 300,000 people to 500,000 people NIDDK
Irritable Bowel Syndrome approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA 4,999,999 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)
Crohn's disease approx 1 in 544 or 0.18% or 500,000 people in USA 499,999 500,000 Americans
Celiac disease approx 1 in 249 or 0.40% or 1.1 million people in USA 1,088,000 1 in 250 Americans estimated rate; actual diagnosis rate is 1 in 4,700 Americans; 1 in 250 in Italy; 1 in 300 in Ireland; 20,000 diagnosed (Reader's Digest Feb 2004)
Ulcerative colitis N/A N/A No information
Stomach ulcers approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA 4,999,999 5 million in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
Diabetic gastroparesis N/A N/A No information
Diabetic diarrhea N/A N/A No information
Gallstones approx 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA 15,999,999 16 to 22 million people in the USA 1976-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
Cystic fibrosis approx 1 in 31,000 or 0.00% or 8,774 people in USA 8,774 1 per 31,000 Asian American newborns suffer from cystic fibrosis in the US, genetics Home Reference website
Stomach cancer N/A N/A No information
Intestine cancer N/A N/A No information
Pancreatic cancer N/A N/A No information
Rapid gastric emptying N/A N/A No information

Types of Chronic digestive diseases

For more information about types of Chronic digestive diseases, refer to our section on types of Chronic digestive diseases.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Chronic digestive diseases usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chronic digestive diseases at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Chronic digestive diseases is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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