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08-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Rates of Crohn's around the world?

I've heard talks at CCFA meetings where rates of Crohn's in different countries are quoted. Does anyone know any good references for this info? I'd love to just know:
Country, Rate of Crohn's.

For example in the U.S. I recently read a rate of 317 per 100,000. (But there wasn't a source listed.)
08-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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US, 2007. "The prevalence of CD and UC in children younger than 20 years was 43 (95% confidence interval [CI], 40-45) and 28 (95% CI, 26-30) per 100,000, respectively. In adults, the prevalence of CD and UC was 201 (95% CI, 197-204) and 238 (95% CI, 234-241), respectively. The prevalence of both conditions was lower in the South, compared with the Northeast, Midwest, and West. IBD appears to be more common in commercially insured individuals, compared with those insured by Medicaid." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17904915

That's just the first link I saw, let me see if I can find more current ones.

From 2012, not extremely specific: "Korzenik estimates that more than 800,000 people worldwide have Crohn’s disease. “It seems to have developed over the last century in the West. Over the past 20 to 30 years, however, Crohn’s disease has become a global occurrence, and now cases are reported in India and China,” he says."

"Korzenik says that Ashkenazi Jews from eastern and central Europe have a higher risk for Crohn’s disease than people of other ethnicities. In general, whites have the highest rates of diagnosis with Crohn’s disease while the lowest rates are among Asian and Hispanic people. Cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), like Crohn’s, in African Americans are also on the rise." http://www.everydayhealth.com/crohns...k-factors.aspx

2010- "Geography. Crohn's disease is more common in developed parts of the world than in less-developed countries, and in urban areas than rural areas, but it is unclear why." http://www.everydayhealth.com/health...questions.aspx

2012- This site has all sorts of awesome info on Crohn's itself, gonna bookmark it myself: "The geographic distribution of Crohn's disease historically suggested a north-south gradient of incidence; however, more recent investigations have reported increased prevalence in temperate regions of North America, South Africa, and Australia. Urban areas have a higher incidence of disease than rural populations, and ethnic minorities (south Asians in the United Kingdom, blacks in South Africa, Bedouin Arabs in Israel) are at lower risk. Jews originating from middle Europe (Ashkenazi Jews) and those individuals of Scandinavian descent are at increased risk (Figure 5)."

http://www.hopkins-gi.org/GDL_Diseas...7-CF1E7426C8BA


Sorry if that wasn't quite enough info. You may have to look up each country individually.
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08-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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That's fantastic. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll try and find some more and if so I'll post back. Thanks again Crabby!
08-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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Thats pretty awesome Crabby great info!
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No problem.
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