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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 26 (2012), Issue 6, Pages 350-352

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Public Impact Series 4: Celiac Disease in Canada. Incidence, Prevalence, and Direct and Indirect Economic Impact

Richard N Fedorak,1 Connie M Switzer,1 and Ron J Bridges2

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

Received 3 October 2011; Accepted 7 October 2011

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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 celiac disease.