You are more prone to get this disease if you live in northern parts of the United States, specifically the Northeast and Midwest. There are fewer cases in the southern or western parts of the U.S.
People in North America, northern Europe, and the United Kingdom are more likely to come down with it than in other parts of the world.
According to the division of Gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, there is a geographic pattern of industrialization. Hospitalization and mortality rates indicate that urban areas are more a risk than rural areas.