The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in the pediatric population of Southwestern Ontario.

@article{Grieci2009TheIO,
  title={The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in the pediatric population of Southwestern Ontario.},
  author={Tanya Grieci and Andreana B{\"u}tter},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={977-80}
}
PURPOSE Despite a rising worldwide incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), few data exist on Canadian children. We reviewed the incidence of IBD in all children 17 years or younger in Southwestern Ontario. MATERIALS AND METHODS A chart review from 1997 to 2006 revealed 123 children with IBD. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to year of diagnosis: group 1 = 1997 to 2001 and group 2 = 2002 to 2006. Our catchment population was determined from census data. RESULTS Sex (group… CONTINUE READING