Deaths Due to Alcoholism Have Raised in the United States

by Ramya Rachamanti on  January 8, 2020 at 9:09 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News
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Alcohol-related deaths enhanced by around 100%, according to a new analysis of death certificates in the United States between 1999-2017, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
 Deaths Due to Alcoholism Have Raised in the United States
Deaths Due to Alcoholism Have Raised in the United States

In the analysis, the number of alcohol-related deaths per year among people aged 16 years and older rose from 35,914 to 72,558 and the rate increased from 16.9 to 25.5 per 100,000. Nearly 1 million alcohol-related deaths were recorded between 1999-2017. In 2017, 2.6% of roughly 2.8 million deaths in the United States involved alcohol.

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Nearly half of alcohol-related deaths resulted from liver disease or overdoses on alcohol alone or with other drugs. Rates of alcohol-related deaths were highest among males, people in age groups spanning 45-74 years, and among non-Hispanic American Indians or Alaska Natives.

Source: Eurekalert

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