What You Should Know
- Hepatitis C infects 1-3% of the U.S. population.
- Hepatitis C is four times more prevalent that HIV.
- An estimated 19,000 new cases of hepatitis C occur each year.
- Hepatitis C costs $600 million per year in the U.S. for medical work and lost work time.
- $260 billion per year is lost related to employees sick days.
- One third of liver transplants (1,000) are related to Hepatitis C at an average cost of $280,000.
- There are 1.2 million chronic carriers of hepatitis B in the U.S.- CDC
- Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV/AIDS.
- Obesity related diseases cost $147 billion per year.
- An estimated 1 in 6 Americans have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, currently the most common liver disease in the U.S.
- Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) affects 2 to 5 percent of Americans
- 23.7 million people (8% of the U.S. population) have diabetes.
- Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes is estimated to cost $174.4 billion.
- Alcohol use accounts for an estimated 100,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is estimated to occur in 1 to 2 live births per every 1,000 in the U.S. each year.
- The economic cost of alcohol and drug abuse is $276 billion per year.
- An estimated 1,106,400 persons in the U.S. were living with HIV in 2006.
- It costs $618,900 to extend the lives of people with HIV using modern treatments.