Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diverticulitis Incidence

Facts about diverticulitis:

  • About 30 percent of Americans over 60 years of age have diverticulosis.
  • Diverticulitis is more common in people who are over the age of 50.
  • Diverticulitis is rare in people who are under the age of 40.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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