Epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in different ethnic and religious groups: limitations and aetiological clues

Int J Colorectal Dis. 1996;11(1):25-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00418851.


We present a review of epidemiological studies of inflammatory bowel disease and abdominal tuberculosis in various migrant communities in the United Kingdom. The differences between various South Asian groups such as Gujaratis, Bangladeshis and Punjabis are discussed in the context of age standardisation of incidence data and various dietary and social activities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asia / ethnology
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / epidemiology
  • Crohn Disease / epidemiology
  • Family Health
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / ethnology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / etiology
  • Jews
  • Religion*
  • Transients and Migrants
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology