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Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?


Yes, and the results were positive






Yes, and the results were negative












I'm not sure






I don't know what celiac is






Total votes: 589


Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

Poll dates: January 2 - 9, 2005
Total Votes: 589

Celiac syndrome is an autoimmune disorder triggered by cereal proteins, especially wheat gluten. It leads to malabsorption of all nutrients, primarily of fat. It can be detected by the presence of anti-transglutaminase antibodies. About 5% of people with autoimmune diabetes have positive anti-transglutaminase antibodies.

Over the past five years, the number of people indicating that they don't know what celiac is has decreased substantially. That's good, since celiac is more common in kids with type 1 diabetes than the general population. If you or your child has type 1 diabetes, ask your diabetes team about getting a test for anti-transglutaminase antibodies.

This table compares the results of this poll with previous times we've run it:

  Answer     2005     2004     2002     2000  
Yes, positive results 9% 9% 16% 10%
Yes, negative results 36% 27% 16% 10%
No 36% 38% 38% 35%
Not sure 3% 4% 3% 3%
Don't know what celiac is 17% 20% 38% 46%

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:38:02
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