Crohn's disease in the Kinneret sub-district, Israel, 1960-1990.
Crohn's disease has been predominant in Jewish patients in some countries (USA, UK, Sweden).
The purposes of this study were
To continue to map the morbidity in Israel and the trends of the rate over time.
The mean annual incidence rate in the Kinneret sub-district among Jews was 1.96/100,000 during 1960-1990 and 2.98/100,000 in the last decade.
The prevalence rate in 1990 among Jews was 45.9/100,000 and was twofold among European-American-born compared to other ethnic groups.
No cases were found among Arabs, although they make up about 25% of the area's population.
The conclusions are
(1) morbidity rate of Crohn's disease increased over time, and (2) in the last decade incidence rates among Jews of Asian-African origin are similar to, or even higher than those of European-American origin.
Mots-clés Pascal : Entérite Crohn, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Prévalence, Homme, Ethnie, Juif, Morbidité, Israël, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Crohn disease, Epidemiology, Incidence, Prevalence, Human, Ethnic group, Jew, Morbidity, Israel, Asia, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Inflammatory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0684047
Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 09/06/1995.