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Prevalence and Incidence of Alcoholic liver disease

Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease:

More than 2 million Americans (NIAAA) ... see also overview of Alcoholic liver disease.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "More than 2 million Americans (NIAAA)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease:

More than 2 million Americans suffer from alcohol-related liver disease. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA)

Death statistics for Alcoholic liver disease:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Alcoholic liver disease:

  • 27,035 deaths from alcohol related chronic liver disease and cirrhosis each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Alcoholic liver disease usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Alcoholic liver disease at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Alcoholic liver disease refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Alcoholic liver disease diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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