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Prevalence and Incidence of Colon conditions

Prevalance of types of Colon conditions:

For details see prevalence of types of Colon 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 Colon conditions:

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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