Chronic liver disease: morbidity

The Excel file CLD patient rates - Scotland, overall and by sex (41kb) shows the trends in standardised rates for number of individual patients hospitalised for chronic liver disease (CLD) (EASR based on the 2013 European standard population) for Scotland, between 1982 and 2013, overall and by gender. In summary:

  • In 2013/14, the CLD patient rate among men was 181.1 per 100 000 population, compared to 114.5 per 100 000 in women.
  • Compared to the previous year, the patient rate did not change significantly. Among women the rate was 111.8 in 2012/13 and 114.5 per 100 000 population in 2013/14; in men it was 170.5 in 2012/13 and 181.1 per 100 000 population in 2013/14.
  • Between 1982/83 and 2013/14, there has been an approximate four-fold increase in CLD patient rates (from 41.5 to 147.8 per 100 000 population)

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