A population-based ecologic study of inflammatory bowel disease: searching for etiologic clues.

@article{Green2006APE,
  title={A population-based ecologic study of inflammatory bowel disease: searching for etiologic clues.},
  author={Chris G Green and Lawrence Elliott and Carole Beaudoin and Charles N Bernstein},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={164 7},
  pages={615-23; discussion 624-8}
}
The authors' objective in this study was to determine geographic variations in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, in the Canadian province of Manitoba and its association with the sociodemographic, geographic, and disease-related characteristics of the study population. Using the University of Manitoba IBD Epidemiology Database, the authors applied spatial and ecologic techniques to visualize, explore, and model the incidence… CONTINUE READING
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