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Ulcerative colitis


ulcerative colitis: An inflammatory bowel disease involving the mucosal surface of the large intestine and rectum. It may present with an acute or slow onset and follows an intermittent or continuous course. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and intestinal hemorrhage.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

392423 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 K51
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 556
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 5631|569
Hospital discharge: excluded ICD-9 5564A
Cause of death: ICD-10 K51
Cause of death: ICD-9 556
Cause of death: ICD-8 5631|569
Cause of death: excluded ICD-9 5564A

2 out of 7 registries used, show all original rules.


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Check minimum number of events None


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Include endpoints None


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Remove individuals based on genotype QC


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Control definitions

Control exclude K11_ENERCOLNONINF

Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 3
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 K50-K52
Name in latin Colitis ulcerosa

Similar endpoints

List of similar endpoints to Ulcerative colitis based on the number of shared cases.

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Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 8672 4526 4146
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 2.30 2.15 2.49
Mean age at first event (years) 42.70 40.50 45.12


Not a core endpoint, no data to show.

Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence

Not a core endpoint, no data to show.


Index endpoint: K11_ULCER – Ulcerative colitis
GWS hits:

Survival analyses between endpoints

Not a core endpoint, no data to show.

Drugs most likely to be purchased after Ulcerative colitis

Endpoint not on priority list, no data to show.