Table 3

Health care consumption pre-treatment and today
Disease Pre-treatment Today pa
n Mean Median SD Mean Median SD
All
Health care visits 814 5.4 3 7.8 3.7 2 8.0 <0.001
Hospitalization 836 2.3 0 8.5 0.7 0 4.0 <0.001
Missed working daysb 754 7.2 0 16 2.5 0 9.6 <0.001
Screening-detected casesc
Health care visits 144 4.8 2 9.0 4.1 1 9.9 0.001
Hospitalization 151 3.0 0 11 1.0 0 5.4 0.036
Missed working daysb 136 9.0 0 21 1.8 0 7.4 <0.001
Recent diagnosisd
Health care visits 202 5.0 3 7.1 4.3 2 8.8 <0.001
Hospitalization 200 0.62 0 2.7 0.36 0 1.8 0.860
Missed working daysb 188 7.5 0 17 3.4 0 13 <0.001

a Using the sign test.

b Also including missed school days and similar circumstances.

c Primary investigation started based on a disease with known relation to CD or due to heredity for CD.

d CD diagnosis between 2005 and 2009.

Norström et al.

Norström et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2012 12:125   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-12-125

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