Colitis Duration Statistics

The duration of colitis can vary greatly among individuals, with some experiencing a short-term episode lasting weeks to months, while others may have a chronic form lasting for years.

Statistic 1

"Almost half of patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis have mild symptoms."

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Statistic 2

"Among patients with ulcerative colitis, 10% to 15% will undergo surgery due to the severity of the disease or complications."

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Statistic 3

"People with ulcerative colitis have a higher risk for blood clots that increase by 2- to 3-fold."

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Statistic 4

"Approximately 78% of patients have a persistent disease course over 25 years."

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Statistic 5

"Ulcerative colitis is more prevalent in Western countries, especially among Caucasian and Ashkenazi Jewish descent."

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"Hospitalization for ulcerative colitis has decreased from 1998 to 2014, from approximately 51 to 45 stays per 100,000 adults in the United States."

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Statistic 7

"Remission rates at 1 year after diagnosis are keenly around 48% without therapy."

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Statistic 8

"The total annual financial healthcare burden of inflammatory bowel disease in the U.S. is $14.6 to $31.6 billion."

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Statistic 9

"The prevalence of ulcerative colitis in the U.S. is approximately 238 per 100,000 adults, representing more than 700,000 Americans."

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Statistic 10

"Continuous (pancolitis) accounts for the disease extent in 17–20% of patients at initial presentation."

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