Table 1

Characteristics of study participants
Celiac disease Matched controls
Total, n 29,096 144,522
Females, n (%) 18,005 (61.9) 89,544 (62.0)
Males, n (%) 11,091 (38.1) 54,978 (38.0)
Agea 0–19 years, n (%) 11,802 (40.6) 58,852 (40.7)
Age 20–39, n (%) 5,312 (18.3) 26,385 (18.3)
Age 40–59, n (%) 6,477 (22.3) 32,254 (22.3)
Age ≥60, n (%) 5,505 (18.9) 27,031 (18.7)
Calendar yeara
-1989, n (%) 4,105 (14.1) 20,378 (14.1)
1990-99, n (%) 12,059 (41.4) 59,874 (41.4)
2000-, n (%) 12,932 (44.4) 64,270 (44.5)
Data on head trauma
Head trauma,b n (%) 981 (3.4) 4,449 (3.1)
Age at first head trauma, years (median, range) 18; 0–92 19; 0-92

aAt time of celiac disease diagnosis.

bBefore diagnosis of celiac disease and matching date in controls.

Ludvigsson and Hadjivassiliou

Ludvigsson and Hadjivassiliou BMC Neurology 2013 13:105   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-105

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