The incidence of celiac disease worldwide is represented graphically like an iceberg because a high percentage of celiac people are undiagnosed. 

If we observe the Celiac Iceberg, the visible region above the water is 15-20% of the diagnosed patients. While in the most prominent fragment of the iceberg, the underwater part, we find that 80-85% of the undiagnosed patients. 

The celiac iceberg also shows: 

  • There are 500,000 celiac people in Spain, although only 70% know it. 
  • The incidence of celiac disease increases by 7.5% per year. 
  • Only 1/7 of people are well-diagnosed. 
The Celiac Disease Iceberg

Representation of the Celiac Disease Iceberg