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  1. Epidemiology of Crohn's disease in Israel : A survey of Israeli kibbutz settlements.

    Article - En anglais


    The prevalence of Crohn's disease ranges from 10 to 70 cases per 100,000 population, and is 3-8 times more common among Jews.

    However, this excess risk is not evident in the Jewish population of Israel.

    Recently we have described a significant increase in the prevalence and incidence of Crohn's disease in the south of Israel.

    The aim of this study was to confirm this trend in a stable population found in communal (kibbutz) settlements.


    We repeated a community-based survey in 124,400 kibbutz residents, 10 yr after our first study.

    This population represents 5% of the Jewish population of Israel.

    All Crohn's disease patients were located by contacting the kibbutz clinics of the 269 kibbutz settlements (100% compliance).

    Data was updated to December 31st, 1997, which was designated the point prevalence date, and included information on gender, age, origin, education, profession, extent of the inflammatory process, clinical spectrum of the disease, therapy, complications of the disease, and treatment.

    The average annual incidence for the 10 yr was calculated from the prevalence data.

    Only cases with a definite diagnosis of Crohn's disease made in a recognized gastroenterology unit were accepted into the study.


    There were 81 confirmed cases of Crohn's disease and the prevalence rate rose from 25.5/100,000 in 1987 to 65.1/100,000 in 1997 (p<0.001).

    The mean annual incidence rate for this period (1987-1997) is 5.0/100,000/yr. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Entérite Crohn, Prévalence, Juif, Israël, Asie, Kibboutz, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Crohn disease, Prevalence, Jew, Israel, Asia, Kibboutz, Epidemiology, Human, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Inflammatory disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0510897

    Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 22/03/2000.