A model of an inflammatory bowel disease population-based registry : The Forlì experience (1993-2013)

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The article presents a population-based registry designed to estimate incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the area of Forlì (north-eastern Italy).

METHODS: The registry included all patients with IBD ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in the Forlì area from 1993 to 2013. A data manager matched records from various sources.

RESULTS: Seven hundred ninety-one patients were registered during the study period, 564 (71.3%) with UC and 227 (28.7%) with CD. The standardized annual incidence rate for UC was 12.8 per 100,000 females (95% CI 11.1-14.4) and 15.7 per 100,000 males (95% CI 13.9-17.5). That of CD was 7.0 per 100,000 for females (95% CI 5.7-8.3) and 5.4 per 100,000 males (95% CI 4.3-6.4). The prevalence of CD and UC on 1 January 2014 was 109.2 per 100,000 inhabitants (95% CI 94.3-124.2) and 266.4 per 100,000 inhabitants (95% CI 243.4-289.7), respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: Although further studies are needed, the data suggest that incidence and prevalence of IBD in Italy are underestimated.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2018

Contained In:

Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver - Vol. 50, No. 1 (2018), p. 32-36

Language:

English

Contributors:

Valpiani, Daniela
Manzi, Ilaria
Mercuriali, Marina
Giuliani, Orietta
Ravaioli, Alessandra
Colamartini, Americo
Bucchi, Lauro
Falcini, Fabio
Ricci, Enrico

Urls:

Volltext

Keywords:

*Forecasting
*Registries
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Child
Child, Preschool
Colitis, Ulcerative
Crohn’s disease
Crohn Disease
Female
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Italy
Journal Article
Male
Middle Aged
Population-based registry
Prevalence
Sex Distribution
Ulcerative colitis
Young Adult

Notes:

Date Completed 01.10.2018

Date Revised 01.10.2018

published: Print-Electronic

Citation Status MEDLINE

Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Physical Description:

Online-Ressource

doi:

10.1016/j.dld.2017.09.120

PMID:

28988755

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM276423143