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Chronic Liver Disease Data/Statistics

In the United States, chronic liver disease is a leading cause of death. While the cause is not always known, some cases can be initiated by conditions such as chronic alcoholism, obesity, and exposure to Hepatitis B and C viruses. Over the past few decades, the death rate for chronic liver disease has decreased, partly due to the availability of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B immunizations for children and adults. However, there is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, and disparities continue to exist among minority populations.

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