Epidemiological features of irritable bowel syndrome in a Turkish urban society


Celebi S., Acik Y., Deveci S., Bahcecioglu I., Ayar A. , Demir A., ...More

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, vol.19, no.7, pp.738-743, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2004.03367.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.738-743
  • Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome, prevalence, Rome II criteria, Turkey, FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS, HEALTH-CARE SEEKING, ROME-II CRITERIA, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, UNITED-STATES, DIAGNOSTIC-CRITERIA, POPULATION, PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS, COMMUNITY

Abstract

Background and AimL Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widespread functional bowel disorder and its prevalence in Western societies ranges from 3-20%. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of IBS in eastern Turkey, particularly in urban parts of Elazig where 250 000 people live.