What is the prevalence of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)?

Updated: Aug 12, 2021
  • Author: Samer Al-Kaade, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Because EPI has multiple possible causes and is not usually recorded as a medical statistic, its prevalence and demographics cannot be established with certainty at present. In a German-based study, one of the most common causes of EPI had an age-adjusted prevalence of 8 per 100,000 for males and 2 per 100,000 for women; these numbers are probably relatively close to the prevalence of EPI in most developed countries. No other reliable data are currently available. [26]


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