Prevalence and Incidence of Alcoholic liver disease


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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.

Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease: More than 2 million Americans (NIAAA)
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Alcoholic liver disease: More than 2 million Americans suffer from alcohol-related liver disease.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Alcohol What You Don't Know Can Harm You: NIAAA

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