Trends in the Burden of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a United States Cohort of Veterans.

@article{Kanwal2016TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the Burden of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a United States Cohort of Veterans.},
  author={Fasiha Kanwal and J R Kramer and Zhigang Duan and Xiaoying Yu and Donna L. White and Hashem B. El-Serag},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={301-8.e1-2}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the United States. However, few data are available on recent trends in the incidence and prevalence of NAFLD in the U.S. METHODS We analyzed the national Veterans Administration databases from 2003 to 2011 and calculated the age-adjusted prevalence and incidence of NAFLD for the overall sample of patients and by demographic subgroups. We used a previously validated algorithm to define… CONTINUE READING