Risk Factors for Colitis
There are several risk factors that predispose individuals to IBD:
• Inflammatory bowel disease usually affects people in their 30s but can occur as late as the 50s and 60s.
• Caucasians have the highest rate of colitis while those of a Jewish background have an even higher incidence of the disease.
• Individuals who have a family history of colitis are more likely to develop it themselves.
• There does seem to be a correlation between IBD and users of Accutane (Isotretinoin).