Epidemiologi for alkoholrelateret leversygdom

Gro Askgaard, Frederik Kraglund, Anna Emilie Kann, Hendrik Vilstrup, Peter Jepsen


Alcohol is the dominant cause of liver disease in Denmark. Around 1,000 persons, usually of 40 to 70 years of age, are diagnosed with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) each year in Denmark. ALD is usually preceded by several years of heavy drinking, during which alcohol cessation could have prevented manifest ALD as argued in this review. There is a substantial inequality in ALD incidence by geography and socioeconomic status in Denmark. ALD is associated with a high mortality: The five-year mortality risk is 54%, although the prognosis for patients with ALD has improved in recent years.

Bidragets oversatte titelEpidemiology for alcohol-related liver disease
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer14
Sider (fra-til)V11200893
StatusUdgivet - 5 apr. 2021


  • Alcohol Drinking/adverse effects
  • Ethanol
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Liver Diseases, Alcoholic/epidemiology
  • Prognosis


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