Interesting new study regarding prevalence of CD in the U.S. Probably useful for you as you think about the number of people in the U.S. available to your blog or books…
August 1, 2012 — The prevalence of celiac disease (CD) in the United States may be more common than originally thought, according to findings from the first large population-based study that sampled people from a variety of ethnic groups.
Among the survey’s key findings are that nearly 2 million people have CD, but most of them are unaware of it.
The study was authored by Alberto Rubio-Tapia, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues, and was published online July 31 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
“The prevalence of [CD] in the United States is unknown,” the authors write. Population studies from diverse groups have suggested that CD may be underdiagnosed, and some estimates have indicated that the prevalence of the disorder in non-Hispanic whites in the United States may be as high as 1.1%.