What is the rate of prevalence of liver disease?

About one in every ten people in the United States has some form of liver or gall bladder disease. The approximate annual number of mortalities of liver-related disease is 43,000 people. The large majority of these deaths is due to cirrhosis or chronic liver disease. In 2006, 27,555 people died because of chronic liver disease.

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