How Common is Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a relatively common condition, affecting an estimated 700,000 people in the United States.

The disease affects both men and women equally, and it can develop at any age, but it is most commonly diagnosed in people in their late teens and early twenties. The incidence of Crohn’s disease has increased in recent decades and it is considered a growing health concern.

Crohn’s disease is part of a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), which also includes ulcerative colitis.