Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Public Impact Series 3: irritable bowel syndrome in Canada. Incidence, prevalence, and direct and indirect economic impact

Can J Gastroenterol. 2012 May;26(5):252-6. doi: 10.1155/2012/861478.

Abstract
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The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation initiated a scientific program to assess the incidence, prevalence, mortality and economic impact of digestive disorders across Canada in 2009. The current article presents the updated findings from the study concerning irritable bowel syndrome.

En 2009, la Fondation canadienne pour la promotion de la santé digestive a lancé un programme scientifique pour évaluer l’incidence, la prévalence, la mortalité et les conséquences économiques des maladies digestives au Canada. Le présent article expose les observations mises à jour de l’étude sur le syndrome du côlon irritable.

MeSH terms

  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Comorbidity
  • Cost of Illness*
  • Employment / statistics & numerical data
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / economics*
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence