The following are the latest statistics available from the National Center for Health Statistics, the American Liver Foundation, and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS):
- Cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases are common disease-related causes of death in the US. Almost 27,000 people in the US die each year from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
- The vast majority of cases of cirrhosis could be prevented by eliminating alcohol abuse.
- Approximately 3.2 million people in the US are chronically infected with the hepatitis C virus. Between 10,000 and 12,000 people die of hepatitis C annually in the US.
- Hepatitis B kills around 5,000 people in the US annually, and 51,000 are newly infected each year.
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