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What is the rate of incidence for pancreatitis?

The rate of incidence for pancreatitis each year in the United States is over 300,000 people. Roughly 275,000 people are hospitalized each year for treatment of acute pancreatitis, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. There are over 86,000 hospitalizations in the United States for chronic pancreatitits. The United States has one of the highest incidence rates of pancreatitis. While there may be cases where pancreatitis is caused by a genetic or autoimmune disorder, most cases may be linked to alcohol abuse, diabetes, gallstones, high cholesterol or poor diet.

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