The epidemiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders in North America

G. R. Locke

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Abstract

Practicing gastroenterologists frequently see patients whose illnesses are thought to be due to alterations in gastrointestinal function, yet the majority of people with functional gastrointestinal disorders do not seek care for their symptoms. This review summarizes the epidemiology of these disorders with emphasis on the most common: gastrointestinal reflux disease, noncardiac chest pain, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, and disorders of defecation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
North America
Epidemiology
Defecation
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Dyspepsia
Chest Pain
Gastroenterologists

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The epidemiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders in North America. / Locke, G. R.

In: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1996, p. 1-19.

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