Effect of race and ethnicity on perceptions of inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Finlay2006EffectOR,
  title={Effect of race and ethnicity on perceptions of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Darrell G Finlay and Dhiman Basu and Joseph H. Sellin},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          503-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Historically, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was thought to predominantly affect whites. However, IBD is now increasingly recognized in diverse ethnic populations. There is a paucity of studies of IBD in nonwhite populations, especially in Mexican Americans. The aims of this study were to compare the impact of IBD on the quality of life of whites, African Americans, and Mexican Americans and to evaluate differing patient understanding and beliefs regarding IBD. MATERIALS… CONTINUE READING

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