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Among Asian Americans, chronic liver disease is a leading cause of death. While the cause is not always known, some cases can be initiated by conditions such as chronic alcoholism, obesity and exposure to Hepatitis B and C viruses.
Source: NCI 2014. Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2012. Tables 2.15, and 14.15
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Source: CDC 2014. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2012. Table 8.
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Source: NCI 2014. Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2012. Table 14.15
http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2012/results_single/sect_14_table.15.pdf [PDF | 11.3KB]
Source: CDC 2014. Deaths: Final Data for 2013. Table 16 and Table 17.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf [PDF | 2MB]
2 Source: CDC 2008. Health characteristics of the Asian adult population: United States, 2004–2006, page 2. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad394.pdf [PDF | 476KB]