The global prevalence of IBS in adults remains elusive due to the heterogeneity of studies: a Rome Foundation working team literature review.

@article{Sperber2017TheGP,
  title={The global prevalence of IBS in adults remains elusive due to the heterogeneity of studies: a Rome Foundation working team literature review.},
  author={Ami D. Sperber and Dan Lucian Dumitraşcu and Shin Fukudo and Charles D. Gerson and Uday C Ghoshal and Kok Ann Gwee and Amritpal S Hungin and J Y Kang and Chen Minhu and Max Julio Schmulson and Arkady Bolotin and Michael Friger and Tami Freud and William E Whitehead},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2017},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={1075-1082}
}
OBJECTIVES The global prevalence of IBS is difficult to ascertain, particularly in light of the heterogeneity of published epidemiological studies. The aim was to conduct a literature review, by experts from around the world, of community-based studies on IBS prevalence. DESIGN Searches were conducted using predetermined search terms and eligibility criteria, including papers in all languages. Pooled prevalence rates were calculated by combining separate population survey prevalence estimates… CONTINUE READING
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