Gluten / Celiac Disease Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Institutes of Health, Univ. of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Date Verified: 5.7.2013
Data
Between 5% and 10% of all people may suffer from a gluten sensitivity of some form.
1 out of every 133 Americans (about 3 million people) have Celiac Disease
97% of Americans estimated to have Celiac Disease are not diagnosed
Celiac Disease has over 300 known symptoms
30% of the US Population is estimated to have the genes necessary for CD
The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that the Gluten Free industries revenues will reach $1.9 Billion by 2012
Gluten free foods are, on average, 242% more expensive then their non-GF counterparts
There are currently 0 drugs available to treat Celiac Disease
People with CD dine out 80% less than they used to before diagnosis and believe less than 10% of eating establishments have a ‘very good’ or ‘good’ understanding of GF diets.
The average cost of a misdiagnosis is $5,000 – $12,000 per person per year.
Celiac disease is a hereditary condition and if you have celiac disease, you can expect that 4 to 12% of your first-degree relatives will also have the condition.
60% of children and 41% of adults diagnosed during the study were asymptomatic
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