Lower socioeconomic status correlated with worse outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

“Although there is great interest in identifying biological predictors of long-term outcomes such as genes, antibodies or phenotype characteristics, our study shows that social determinants at diagnosis should be highly considered and addressed,” Charles N. Bernstein, MD, from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and colleagues wrote.

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