It is hard to determine the exact
incidence of diverticulosis (the formation of pouches in the wall of the large
intestine), because most people who have colon pouches do not have symptoms.
In general, diverticulosis becomes more likely with age.
About 20 out of 100 people who
have been diagnosed with diverticulosis develop diverticulitis, which occurs
when the pouches along the large intestine become inflamed or infected. Men and
women are affected almost equally.1
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