Basic Summary for Inflammatory bowel disease


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Main name of condition: Inflammatory bowel disease
Other names or spellings: IBD


What is Inflammatory bowel disease?
  Brief description of Inflammatory bowel disease: Any type of digestive condition caused by bowel inflammation.
  Parent types of Inflammatory bowel disease: Digestive Diseases, Chronic digestive diseases, Intestinal Conditions
  Organs Affected by Inflammatory bowel disease: intestine, bowel, digestive
  Types of Inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac disease, Ulcerative colitis, Stomach ulcers
How many people get Inflammatory bowel disease?
  Prevalance of Inflammatory bowel disease: 1 in 500 (NIAID); 300,000 people to 500,000 people NIDDK
  Prevalance Rate of Inflammatory bowel disease: 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 people1
  Incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease: 2 to 6 new cases per 100,000 people1
How serious is Inflammatory bowel disease?
  Deaths for Inflammatory bowel disease: fewer than 1,000 deaths in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
What causes Inflammatory bowel disease?
  Causes of Inflammatory bowel disease: see causes of Inflammatory bowel disease
What are the symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease?
  Symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease: see symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Inflammatory bowel disease: see treatments for Inflammatory bowel disease
Society issues for Inflammatory bowel disease
  Hospitalizations for Inflammatory bowel disease: 100,000 in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
  Hospitalization statistics for Inflammatory bowel disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Inflammatory bowel disease:
  • 0.17% (21,634) of hospital consultant episodes were for crohn’s disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for crohn’s disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for crohn’s disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for crohn’s disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for crohn’s disease were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.18% (93,538) of hospital bed days were for crohn’s disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.19% (23,735) of hospital consultant episodes were for ulcerative colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for ulcerative colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for ulcerative colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for ulcerative colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for ulcerative colitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.16% (84,271) of hospital bed days were for ulcerative colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.7% (89,614) of hospital consultant episodes were for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.53% (277,853) of hospital bed days were for noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Hospitalizations for Inflammatory bowel disease: 100,000 (64 percent for Crohn's disease)1
  Physician office visits for Inflammatory bowel disease: 700,000 in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
  Physician office visits for Inflammatory bowel disease: 700,0001
  Disability from Inflammatory bowel disease: 119,000 in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, US Government Printing Office, NIDDK, 1994)
  Disability from Inflammatory bowel disease: 119,000 people (1983-87) 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK

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