Liver Disease Statistics
The following are the latest statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Liver Foundation:
- Cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases are common disease-related causes of death in the U.S. Approximately 29,000 people in the U.S. die each year from cirrhosis.
- The vast majority of cases of cirrhosis could be prevented by eliminating chronic alcohol abuse.
- Approximately 3.2 million people in the U.S. are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus. Approximately 12,000 people die of hepatitis C annually in the U.S.
- Hepatitis B kills approximately 3,000 people in the U.S. annually, and 800,000 to 1.4 million people in the U.S. are infected with the virus.