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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Inflammatory bowel disease

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Inflammatory bowel disease

The information below shows a list of types of Inflammatory bowel disease, 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 (overall) 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
Crohn's disease approx 1 in 544 or 0.18% or 500,000 people in USA 499,999 500,000 Americans
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)
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)

Prevalence Statistics for Inflammatory bowel disease

Prevalance of Inflammatory bowel disease:

1 in 500 (NIAID); 300,000 people to 500,000 people NIDDK


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 500 or 0.20% or 544,000 people in USA [about data]


Prevalance of Inflammatory bowel disease:

300,000 to 500,000 people (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Types of Inflammatory bowel disease

For more information about types of Inflammatory bowel disease, refer to our section on types of Inflammatory bowel disease.

About prevalence:

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

 

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