The book entitled Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact * answers hundreds of questions about the scope and impact of the major infectious, chronic, and malignant digestive diseases. National and special population based data provide information about the prevalence, incidence, medical care, disability, mortality, and research needs regarding specific digestive diseases. The data were compiled primarily from the surveys of the National Center for Health Statistics, supplemented by other Federal agencies and private sources.
The book is available for $5 from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse at the address listed below. Please make checks payable to "NDDIC"
National Digestive Diseases Information ClearinghouseOrder online
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Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
* Everhart, JE, editor. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact. US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1994; NIH publication no. 94-1447.