Reduce cirrhosis deaths — SU‑02

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
14.5 cirrhosis deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *

10.9 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

11.1 cirrhosis deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce cirrhosis deaths

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


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.