Table 2

Disease and treatment characteristics of respondents with Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis

Characteristic

Crohn's disease

Ulcerative colitis

95% CI for difference (P value)


Disease duration, mean (± SD)

18.4 years (10.7)

14.8 years (9.8)

2.8 to 4.4 (<0.001)

Ever hospitalized, n (%)

1494 (83.6%)

464 (50.8%)

29.1 to 36.5% (<0.001)

Number of hospitalizations past 5 years, mean (± SD)

2.7 (3.0)

1.9 (1.9)

0.5 to 1.1 (<0.001)

Ever surgery, n (%)

1159 (64.9%)

142 (15.6%)

46.1 to 52.5% (<0.001)

Surgery within the past 2 years

255 (14.3%)

44 (4.8%)

7.3 to 11.6% (<0.001)

Disease Activity, n (%)

Inactive

329 (18.4%)

241 (26.4%)

-11.4 to -0.6% (<0.001)

Mild

607 (34.0%)

299 (32.8%)

-2.5 to 5.0% (0.547)

Moderate

616 (34.5%)

268 (29.4%)

1.4 to 8.8% (0.007)

Severe

204 (11.4%)

82 (8.9%)

0.1 to 4.8% (0.055)


Hilsden et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2003 3:10   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-3-10

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