A prospective epidemiological study on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) patients was performed in Brussels'area from April 1st, 1992 to 30th March, 1993.
The mean annual incidence for Crohn's diseases (CD) was 4.1/105 inhabitants/year among native Belgian people and 6.4/105 inhabitants/year for subjects issued from Moroccan families.
For ulcerative colitis, the incidence was 3.7/105 inhabitants/year for native Belgian people and only 1.2/105 inhabitants/year for Moroccan subjects.
The male/female sex ratio was 0.4 for CD and 1.9 for UC.
At the time of diagnosis, the mean age was 34 years for CD and 38 years for UC.
For both diseases, the age peak was between 20 and 29 years.
Cigarette smoking was significantly higher in CD (48%) than in UC patients (12%). Family history was about 10% for both diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rectocolite ulcérohémorragique, Entérite Crohn, Belgique, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease, Belgium, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Inflammatory disease
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