Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
13.3 cirrhosis deaths per 100,000 population (2020) *
10.9 per 100,000 *
11.1 cirrhosis deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce cirrhosis deaths
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis are among the leading causes of death in the United States. Most cirrhosis deaths are related to alcohol use, and there are significant racial/ethnic disparities in rates of cirrhosis deaths. Effective policies to reduce cirrhosis deaths include taxing and regulating alcohol sales and restricting alcohol advertising.
Topic: Drug and Alcohol Use
Workgroup: Substance Use Workgroup