10 Interesting Facts and Stats About Crohn’s Disease

Here are some more interesting facts and statistics about Crohn’s disease according to healthline.com and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

  1. It’s estimated that between 5 and 20 percent of Crohn’s sufferers have a first-degree relative who also has the disease.
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease is usually diagnosed in young people between the ages of 15 and 30.
  3. Boys are more likely to develop IBD than girls, although Crohn’s disease affects males and females equally.
  4. People living at higher latitudes are more likely to have Crohn’s disease than those who live at lower latitudes.
  5. With appropriate treatment, around 50 percent of Crohn’s patients will have only mild disease symptoms or be in remission after five years.

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