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[POLL] Gender of Colitis

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:17 pm
by primus58
A lot of people ask if Ulcerative Colitis affects mainly Men, Women or Both...

... I thought that a simple way to answer the quaetion was to have POLL...

For my [POLL] Average age of sufferers (part 2) follow the link viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5255

Re: [POLL] Gender of Colitis

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:34 am
by primus58
This shows how wrong I was... I thought it would have been mainly guys...

Re: [POLL] Gender of Colitis

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:27 am
by Alexandria
I don’t think you will get an accurate % as it all depends on whether the site has a predominantly female membership or men, I would say more women as men seem less likely to come on forums like this as they maybe feel uncomfortable discussing this type of thing.
Would be nice to know though wouldn’t it and also maybe a poll to see the % of sufferers where it is definitely hereditary.
Whichever sex you are I hope you are feeling well.

Re: [POLL] Gender of Colitis

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:36 pm
by PainInTheGuts
Hi reading your post reminded me of a website I found a while ago which had lots of interesting information I did not know. Its an interesting read. Scroll down the page to the heading "How Common is IBD and Ulcerative Colitis?". Apparently its 50 % men 50 % women. This information is from America not the UK though but I would imagine its probably about the same everywhere. Here is the link:
http://www.ccfa.org/info/about/ucp