Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Epidemiology – Emerging Markets

DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in 45 countries. We report the prevalence of NAFLD for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

Most patient populations are forecast over a period of 20 years for the major mature pharmaceutical markets and 10 years for the other countries.

DRG Epidemiology’s NAFLD forecast will answer the following questions:

  • How will changes in the levels of exposure to known risk or protective factors affect the number of people living with NAFLD?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of NAFLD over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is provided for full transparency into research and methods.

In addition to the total number of cases for each forecast year, DRG Epidemiology provides at least ten years of forecast data for the following NAFLD subpopulations:

  • Obesity status.

Note: Coverage may vary by country.

Table of contents

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Epidemiology - Emerging Markets
    • Introduction
      • Key Findings
        • Key Updates
      • Total Prevalence of NAFLD per 1,000 People of All Ages in 2021 and 2031
      • Relative Sizes of the Contributing Factors to the Trend in Total Prevalent Cases of NAFLD over the Next Ten Years
    • Epidemiology Data
    • Methods
      • Total Prevalent Cases
      • Prevalent Cases with Obesity
    • Reference Materials
      • Literature Review
        • Studies Included in the Analysis of NAFLD
        • Studies Excluded from the Analysis of NAFLD
      • Risk/Protective Factors
        • Risk/Protective Factors for NAFLD
      • Bibliography
      • Abbreviations
      • Glossary

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