Special Report

Deaths From Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis Have Gone Up Almost Every Year Since 2000

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2015
> Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths 21,028 (14,715 male / 6,313 female)
> Rate of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths: 5.8 per 100K — 5th highest
> Rate for female patients: 3.5 per 100K — 5th highest
> Rate for male patients: 8.3 per 100K — 5th highest

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2016
> Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths 21,815 (15,150 male / 6,665 female)
> Rate of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths: 5.9 per 100K — 4th highest
> Rate for female patients: 3.6 per 100K — 4th highest
> Rate for male patients: 8.4 per 100K — 4th highest

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2017
> Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths 22,246 (15,470 male / 6,776 female)
> Rate of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths: 6.0 per 100K — 3rd highest
> Rate for female patients: 3.6 per 100K — 3rd highest
> Rate for male patients: 8.5 per 100K — 3rd highest

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2018
> Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths 23,172 (16,099 male / 7,073 female)
> Rate of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths: 6.1 per 100K — 2nd highest
> Rate for female patients: 3.7 per 100K — 2nd highest
> Rate for male patients: 8.7 per 100K — 2nd highest

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2019
> Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths 24,110 (16,650 male / 7,460 female)
> Rate of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths: 6.4 per 100K — the highest
> Rate for female patients: 3.9 per 100K — the highest
> Rate for male patients: 9.0 per 100K — the highest

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