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Alcohol Kills 88,000 Americans Each Year

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that “Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking.” The CDC developed a report using information from the CDC’s Alcohol-Related Disease Impact database. The report found that “the median death rate due to alcohol-related causes was about 28.5 per 100,000 people, after adjusting for the age of victims. (Half the states had a rate higher than that, and half had a rate that was lower.) The lowest alcohol-related death rate among the 11 states was in Utah (22.4 deaths per 100,000 people) and the highest was in New Mexico (50.9 deaths per 100,000 people).”

Read it in the Los Angeles Times.