Increasing Incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Decreasing Surgery Rates in Copenhagen City and County, 2003–2005: A Population-Based Study from the Danish Crohn Colitis Database

@article{Vind2006IncreasingIO,
  title={Increasing Incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Decreasing Surgery Rates in Copenhagen City and County, 2003–2005: A Population-Based Study from the Danish Crohn Colitis Database},
  author={Ida Vind and Lene Riis and T Jess and E. Knudsen and Natalia Pedersen and Margarita Elkj{\ae}r and Inger Bak Andersen and Vibeke Wewer and Peter N\orregaard and Flemming Moesgaard and Flemming Bendtsen and Pia Munkholm},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={1274-1282}
}
OBJECTIVES:A continuous increase in the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and indeterminate colitis (IC) has been suggested. Since Denmark provides excellent conditions for epidemiological research, we aimed to describe contemporary IBD incidence rates and patient characteristics in Copenhagen County and City.METHODS:All patients diagnosed with IBD during 2003–2005 were followed prospectively. Demographic and clinical characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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