Work losses related to inflammatory bowel disease in the United States: Results from the National Health Interview Survey

@article{Longobardi2003WorkLR,
  title={Work losses related to inflammatory bowel disease in the United States: Results from the National Health Interview Survey},
  author={Teresa Longobardi and Philip Jacobs and Charles N Bernstein},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98},
  pages={1064-1072}
}
BACKGROUND:U.S. studies using varying methodologies have reported different estimates for the indirect, or nonmedical cost per person with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our analysis contributes to this literature by using the 1999 sample of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to estimate the work-loss effect of IBD on work in the United States and the associated cost to society.METHODS:A weighted logistic regression model was used to estimate the OR of being out of the labor force… CONTINUE READING

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