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Guess The IBD In America Statistics

In 2019, 1,705 people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease took our online IBD In America survey. Of the 1,705 people who completed the survey, 1,000 were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or Crohn’s colitis, 490 were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and 215 were diagnosed with other types of IBD (Indeterminate colitis, microscopic, lymphocytic, or collagenous colitis).

Each year, we learn so much about this community through the survey. Some of the findings confirm what we already knew, but others are more surprising! We want to share some of the survey results with you and see how accurately you can guess different statistics about our InflammatoryBowelDisease.net community.

Do you know the answers to these IBD statistics?

Take the following polls to guess how the online IBD community responded to questions about aspects of life with the condition. After you select a choice, the answer will show up at the bottom.


What was the most common symptom reported in the IBD In America survey?


What was the most difficult symptom reported in the IBD In America survey?


What percent of respondents had to see more than one doctor to receive an official IBD diagnosis?


What was the most common test reported for diagnosis in the IBD In America survey?


What was reported in the In America survey as the most common tactic to cope with flare-ups?

How did you do?

How did you do? Let us know in the comments below if any of these answers surprised you and if you can relate to any of the results.

You can also see more findings from past IBD In America surveys in our special collection of articles, covering topics ranging from flares and symptoms to sexual health and relationships.

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