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Important Facts for Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis Deaths

Definition

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis deaths include all resident deaths where chronic liver disease and cirrhosis were coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis deaths (ICD-10: K70, K73-K74)

Denominator

Total resident population

Data Interpretation Issues

The population estimates are U.S. Census Bureau estimates of U.S. national, state and county resident populations. The 2007 - 2009 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2000 census counts. The year 2010 population estimates are April 1 modified census counts, with bridged-race categories. The 2011 population estimates are bridged-race revised postcensal estimates of the July 1 resident population, based on the year 2010 census counts.

Why Is This Important?

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is among the leading causes of death in North Carolina and the United States.

State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
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