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Prevalence and Incidence of Gastric Ulcer

Prevalance of Gastric Ulcer:

Twenty-five million Americans suffer from ulcers. (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori) general: DBMD) ... 10% of U.S. population suffers from peptic ulcer disease. (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori): DBMD)

Prevelance of Gastric Ulcer discussion:

Probably most common chronic infection of humans. Human populations throughout the world affected. Incidence increases with age and occurs earlier and at increased rates in the developing world and lower socioeconomic groups. Up to 90% of some populations infected. (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori): DBMD)

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

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