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Prevalence and Incidence of Chronic digestive diseases

Prevalance of types of Chronic digestive diseases:

For details see prevalence of types of Chronic digestive diseases analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

  • 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)
  • Crohn's disease: 500,000 Americans
  • Celiac disease: 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)
  • Stomach ulcers: 5 million in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
  • Gallstones: 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: 1 per 31,000 Asian American newborns suffer from cystic fibrosis in the US, genetics Home Reference website
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Incidence of types of Chronic digestive diseases:

For details see incidence of types of Chronic digestive diseases analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Chronic digestive diseases usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chronic digestive diseases at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Chronic digestive diseases refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Chronic digestive diseases 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.

 

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