What is the rate of prevalence for upper GI bleeding?

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Since upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a symptom of another problem, the rate of incidence can vary depending on the cause. In the United States, problems with the digestive tract can be seen in nearly 100 million people, the most common issue being ulcers. Some 10 percent of those suffering from GI problems end up in the hospital. While upper GI bleeding is an extreme response to ulcers, digestive problems can affect anyone, and if those problems are not treated, they could lead at some point to upper GI bleeding.

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