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Statistics by Country for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Prevalance of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

3-7% of the population in the USA 1985 for "GERD and related esophageal disorders" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Prevalance Rate for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 8,809,662 293,655,4051
Canada 975,236 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 3,148,787 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 8,188 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 428,417 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 160,792 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 116,938 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 5,523,033 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 474,718 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 1,269,323 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 185,741 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 826,329 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 750,521 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 162,401 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 156,435 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 8,818 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 269,592 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 1,808,121 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 310,448 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 1,812,726 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 119,086 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 13,880 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 968 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 489,545 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 1,808,121 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 87,540 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 245,242 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 37,385 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 2,472,738 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 300,971 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 1,003 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 1,158,790 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 162,707 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 60,344 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 223,526 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 309,315 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 40,249 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 69,189 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 108,236 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 4,319,221 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 1,431,962 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 236,051 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 140,816 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 315,724 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 1,208,423 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 319,425 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 1,741,724 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 106,344 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 12,228 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 225,539 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 134,906 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 61,202 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 670,666 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 324,777 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 82,539 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 454,311 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 210,346 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 792,312 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 38,965,428 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 205,653 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 3,819,990 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 13,358 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 680,926 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 1,447,012 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 682,495 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 2,066,817 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 855,410 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 4,240,214 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 65,567 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 31,952,118 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 4,775,890 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 597,154 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 30,577 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 7,153,588 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 182,043 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 705,674 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 2,587,250 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 130,616 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 1,945,965 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 2,479,884 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 39,749 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 2,025,096 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 761,240 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 185,970 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 168,336 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 67,726 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 113,316 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 773,878 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 540,506 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 75,717 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 69,336 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 600,746 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 2,283,522 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 168,947 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 1,174,444 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 89,941 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 622,710 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 101,719 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 340,816 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 532,510 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 325,564 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 176,516 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 112,274 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 286,156 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 1,749,510 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 247,160 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 2,140,097 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 989,463 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 249,138 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 1,082,123 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 791,707 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 329,356 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 49,176 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 1,333,454 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 35,077 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 330,770 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 110,155 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 597,394 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 119,814 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 162,608 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

The word 'prevalence' of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease at any given time (i.e. people with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). The term 'incidence' of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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