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Digestive Diseases

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Number of adults with diagnosed ulcers: 14.8 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed ulcers: 6.1%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-4 [PDF – 232 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis: 32.2 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 State and National Summary Tables, table 15 [PDF – 926 MB]

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits emergency departments with diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis: 8.2 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 11 [PDF – 521 KB]

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