An epidemiologic study of the incidence of Crohn's disease during the 25-year period 1963-1987 within a geographically well defined area has been performed.
The mean annual incidence during the 25 years was 6.1/105 inhabitants.
During the first quinannual the incidence was 4.3/105 inhabitants, but during the next four quiquennia the incidence was very stable around 6.6/105 inhabitants.
The point prevalence on 31 December 1987 was 146/105, with a male to female ratio of 1:1.15.
An analysis of birth cohorts could not reveal any cohort more prone to develop the disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Entérite Crohn, Incidence, Suède, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Age, Maladie inflammatoire, Appareil digestif pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Crohn disease, Incidence, Sweden, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Age, Inflammatory disease, Digestive diseases, Human
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Cote : 91-0380730
Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199406.