Liver Diseases: Death

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd March 2021.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of (a) premature deaths due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in each of the past five years, by local authority, and (b) covid-19 deaths of patients with diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England does not hold data on premature deaths due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the format requested. PHE publishes data on the number of hospitals admissions and deaths from liver disease, alcohol-related liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease for local authorities in England.

PHE does not hold data on COVID-19 deaths of patients with diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. PHE has published an assessment of excess mortality from liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic in England from 21 March 2020 to 8 January 2021 and estimated that there were 692 excess deaths from liver disease.

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