Who is affected by IBD?


At least 30,000 people in Alberta have CD or UC – about 1 person in 150.

About 1,500 new cases occur in Alberta every year.

These illnesses can occur at any age, but most frequently start in people aged between 10 and 40. Recent surveys suggest that IBD is becoming increasingly common, especially among young people. Both conditions are found worldwide, but are more common in developed countries.

We recently gathered and analyzed the information about Incidence and Prevalence of IBD in Alberta since 2000. You can review this information in the corresponding sections.