Crohn’s and Colitis Canada estimates 1 in 150 Canadians are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, amongst the highest rate in the world and their research indicates that new cases of inflammatory bowel disease amongst children have doubled since 1995.
The GI Society estimates the economic cost of IBD in Canada in 2012 was $2.8 billion and the substantial impact of IBD includes a reduced quality of life, ongoing debilitating symptoms, difficulty with physical intimacy, social stigma and reduction in ability to work.
To download a copy of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s The Impact of Inflammatory Bowel in Canada: http://www.isupportibd.ca/pdf/ccfc-ibd-impact-report-2012.pdf
According to Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, about 1 in 200 (1.6 million) Americans are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and about 80,000 of them are children. The annual economic burden of IBD in the U.S. is estimated to be $32 billion.
Download a copy of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s The Facts About Inflammatory Bowel Disease: http://www.ccfa.org/assets/pdfs/updatedibdfactbook.pdf