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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 24, Issue 11, Pages 651-655
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/407095
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Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Public Impact Series. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada: Incidence, Prevalence, and Direct and Indirect Economic Impact

Richard N Fedorak,1 Karen Wong,1 and Ron Bridges2

1Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Received 8 October 2010; Accepted 9 October 2010

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Abstract

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 inflammatory bowel diseases – specifically, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.