Table 1

Characteristics of adolescents with screening-detected celiac disease (CD), and their parents, participating in the study

    Adolescents

Adolescents (n)

101

Girls

53

Boys

48

Age in yearsa

14.6 (13.9-15.4)

Months since diagnosisa

16.9 (11.1-23.2)

Basis for CD diagnosis (n)

Subtotal/total villous atrophy

61

Partial villous atrophy

27

Borderline mucosab

13

    Parents

Parents/families (n)

125/111

Mothers

94

Fathers

27

Gender not specifiedc

4

Education (n)

Primary

5

Secondary

60

University degree

46

Education not specified

14


a Median (Range)

b Borderline mucosa, that is >30 intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) per 100 enterocytes, in combination with symptoms and/or signs compatible with CD

c Contributed with narratives only

Rosén et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:32   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-32

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