Table 2

The prevalence of common mental health conditions in people with Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) compared with population controls

CDAnxiety episodes
n (%)
Depressive episodes
n (%)
Depressive disorder
n (%)
Controls n=30 228CD n=7557Controls n=30 228CD n=7557Controls n=30 228CD n=7557
Overall892 (3.0)262 (3.5), p=0.02*1233 (4.1)431 (5.7),
p<0.001*
3911 (12.9)1322 (17.5),
p<0.001*
Sex
 Female585 (3.5)175 (4.2)828 (5.0)288 (6.9)2749 (16.6)933 (22.3)
 Male307 (2.3)87 (2.6)405 (3.0)143 (4.2)1162 (8.5)389 (11.5)
Age (years)
 18–29112 (2.3)38 (3.2)121 (2.5)37 (3.1)232 (4.8)81 (6.8)
 30–39166 (3.2)49 (3.7)203 (3.9)59 (4.4)607 (11.5)189 (14.1)
 40–49202 (3.5)57 (3.9)298 (5.2)103 (7.1)940 (16.3)303 (20.9)
 50–59190 (3.4)52 (3.7)305 (5.4)110 (7.8)931 (16.6)304 (21.6)
 60–69136 (2.9)41 (3.6)184 (3.9)73 (6.3)684 (14.6)254 (22.0)
 70–7956 (2.0)16 (2.3)85 (3.1)37 (5.4)357 (12.9)136 (19.9)
 80+30 (2.2)9 (2.7)36 (2.7)12 (3.6)159 (11.8)55 (16.6)
UCAnxiety episodes
n (%)
Depressive episodes
n (%)
Depressive disorder
n (%)
Controls n=45 816UC n=11 454Controls n=45 816UC n=11 454Controls n=45 816UC n=11 454
Overall1221 (2.7)341 (3.0), p=0.07*1666 (3.6)507 (4.4),
p<0.001*
5676 (12.4)1627 (14.2),
p<0.001*
Sex
 Female800 (3.5)221 (3.8)1051 (4.5)324 (5.6)3752 (16.2)1044 (18.0)
 Male421 (1.9)120 (2.1)615 (2.7)183 (3.2)1924 (8.5)583 (10.3)
Age (years)
 18–29113 (2.5)27 (2.5)117 (2.5)31 (2.9)230 (5.0)53 (4.9)
 30–39202 (3.0)42 (2.5)221 (3.3)50 (2.9)666 (10.0)152 (9.0)
 40–49262 (3.3)56 (2.9)375 (4.8)109 (5.2)1134 (14.5)312 (16.2)
 50–59227 (2.6)79 (3.7)413 (4.8)131 (6.1)1405 (16.2)414 (19.2)
 60–69198 (2.4)67 (3.2)296 (3.6)104 (5.0)1140 (13.9)349 (16.8)
 70–79131 (2.1)42 (2.6)155 (2.5)58 (3.6)720 (11.7)224 (14.0)
 80+88 (2.4)28 (3.1)89 (2.5)32 (3.5)381 (10.5)123 (13.4)
  • *P values compare people with UC and CD against controls, for overall groups only.