Incidence of Idiopathic Ulcerative Colitis in Jewish Population Subgroups in the Beer Sheva Region of Israel

H. S. Odes, D. Fraser, J. Krawiec

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Abstract

The epidemiology and clinical features of idiopathic ulcerative colitis in different Jewish population groups in the Beer Sheva district of Israel were studied retrospectively over the period 1961‐85. The average annual age‐adjusted incidence rate increased (p > 0.05) in all population groups during this period. The incidence rate in the total population in 1981‐85 was 5.8 per HP population per yr. In European and American horn subjects the incidence rate was twice as high as in Asian and African horn and Israeli horn subjects. The mean age of onset of ulcerative colitis was significantly lower in Israeli born persons (26.8 yr) than in the other population groups; when the total population was stratified by age this difference was shown to be caused by the relative youthfulness of the Israeli horn subpopulation. Despite these striking epidemiological differences, clinical features were similar in the three population groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-858
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume82
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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