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Viral hepatitis is linked to adverse outcomes in pregnant people, underscoring the need for hepatitis B and C screening.
An elevated liver stiffness measurement was also independently linked to older age and higher body mass, among other factors.
The Life’s Simple 7 metric accurately indicates the likelihood of having fatty liver disease.
A diet that includes aquatic plants and green tea and less red meat could lower the occurrence of NAFLD.
Researchers suggest that 67.3 million people are living with NAFLD in the United States and Canada.
The prevalence of the condition varied depending on the age, sex and race or ethnicity of the population.
NAFLD is the leading indicator of mortality among Medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma.
While women have a lower risk for NAFLD, once present, the disease advanced more rapidly.
Differences in the severity of the opioid epidemic are likely partial drivers of such variations.
Much about what we know about the prevalence of hepatitis C came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. What is NHANES?
The new project also includes state-by-state estimates of hep C prevalence and HCV-related deaths nationwide.
The current estimate that about 2.7 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis C may exclude about 800,000 people.
Sub-Saharan Africa has a high prevalence of hepatitis C, especially among HIV-positive individuals.
Reducing its estimate of hepatitis C prevalence from 3.2 to 2.7 million, the CDC calculated that four in five cases are among baby boomers.
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