Cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases due to alcohol use deaths

per 100,000 people, 1990–2017

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    Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease most often caused by alcohol use or chronic infection with hepatitis B or C. Early disease is typically asymptomatic as the liver’s resilience compensates for cirrhotic damage. Decompensated cirrhosis occurs when the disease progresses beyond the capacity of the liver to compensate for the damage, and is marked by profound symptoms, health loss and, often, death. We model decompensated cirrhosis, defined by cirrhosis (or a closely related diagnosis code) as the primary diagnosis in hospital data. We model total cirrhosis (compensated plus decompensated) when cirrhosis is a secondary diagnosis in hospital data.

    Source: Global Health Data Exchange