View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
MONDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of celiac disease in the United States is 0.71 percent, according to research published online July 31 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Alberto Rubio-Tapia, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues analyzed data from 7,798 persons (aged 6 years or older) who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009 to 2010. All participants' serum samples were tested for immunoglobulin A (IgA) tissue transglutaminase antibodies and, if results were abnormal, also for IgA endomysial antibodies. Interviews determined information about prior diagnosis of celiac disease and use of a gluten-free diet (GFD). Celiac disease was defined as having either a double-positive serological diagnosis or a reported physician diagnosis and being on a GFD
The researchers found that celiac disease was detected in 35 participants (20 were women and 29 were non-Hispanic white), 29 of whom were unaware of their diagnosis, for a prevalence of celiac disease in the United States of 0.71 percent (95 percent confidence interval [CI], 0.58 to 0.86 percent), and a prevalence of 1.01 percent (95 percent CI, 0.78 to 1.31 percent) among non-Hispanic whites. Fifty-five participants reported following a GFD, which corresponded to a prevalence of 0.63 percent (95 percent CI, 0.36 to 1.07 percent).
"The prevalence of celiac disease in the United States was 0.71 percent, similar to that found in several European countries," the authors write.
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top