The prevalence and etiology of elevated aminotransferase levels in the United States

OBJECTIVES:Chronic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Although often used to detect liver disease, the prevalence and etiology of elevated aminotransferases are unknown.METHODS:We analyzed data on adults ages 17 yr and older (n = 15,676) from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988–1994… CONTINUE READING