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Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

 
     

Yes, and the results were positive

 
 

9%

 

  53

 
     

Yes, and the results were negative

 
 

40%

 

  224

 
     

No

 
 

32%

 

  181

 
     

I'm not sure

 
 

5%

 

  28

 
     

I don't know what celiac is

 
 

12%

 

  72

 


Total votes: 558

 

Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

Poll dates: March 19 - 26, 2006
Total Votes: 558

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by cereal proteins, especially wheat gluten. It leads to malabsorption of all nutrients, primarily of fat. It can be detected by the presence of anti-transglutaminase antibodies. About 5% of people with autoimmune diabetes have positive anti-transglutaminase antibodies.

Over the past six years, the number of people indicating that they don't know what celiac is has decreased substantially, from 46% to just 12%. That's good, since celiac is more common in kids with type 1 diabetes than the general population. If you or your child has type 1 diabetes, ask your diabetes team about getting a test for anti-transglutaminase antibodies. It's simple and can be done during your quarterly diabetes team visit.

This table compares the results of this poll with previous times we've run it:

  Answer     2006     2005     2004     2002     2000  
Yes, positive results 9% 9% 9% 16% 10%
Yes, negative results 40% 36% 27% 16% 10%
No 32% 36% 38% 38% 35%
Not sure 5% 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don't know what celiac is 12% 17% 20% 38% 46%

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Last Updated: Sunday March 26, 2006 17:01:58
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