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Demography of aging and the epidemiology of gastrointestinal disorders in the elderly

Abstract:

Population aging is a global phenomenon. It is estimated that there were 600 million people in the world aged over 60 and over in 2000 and that there will be 1.2 billion by 2025. People aged 65 and over comprise 16% of the population of Europe. About half of the world's elderly population live in the developing world. Many of the gastrointestinal disorders seen in specialist practise show age-specific incidence and prevalence rates that increase substantially with increasing age. In this revi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.bpg.2009.10.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Public Health - Unit of Health Care Epidemiology
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
6
Pages:
793-804
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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ISSN:
1521-6918
URN:
uuid:103413c6-69f2-4938-a3aa-8f6dd136cf38
Local pid:
ora:3338

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