Liver Disease Statistics
The following are the latest statistics available from the CDC and the American Liver
Cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases are common disease-related causes of death
in the U.S. Approximately 31,000 people in the U.S. die each year from cirrhosis.
The vast majority of cases of cirrhosis could be prevented by eliminating chronic
Approximately 3.5 to 4.6 million people in the U.S. are chronically infected with
the hepatitis C virus. About 2,000 people die of hepatitis C annually in the U.S.
Hepatitis B kills approximately 2,000 people in the U.S. annually, and 85,000 to 2.2
million people in the U.S. are infected with the virus.