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Annual Average for Massachusetts 2011-2015

Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  • All Ages

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Harmful Effects Summary
OverallMalesFemalesRowType
Chronic Causes998689308 
Acute Causes747546201 
Total for All Causes1,7441,235509Total
Harmful Effects
Chronic CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
100% Alcohol-Attributable   Category
Alcohol abuse1017526 
Alcohol cardiomyopathy--- 
Alcohol dependence syndrome1067927 
Alcohol polyneuropathy--- 
Alcoholic gastritis--- 
Alcoholic liver disease24917673 
Alcoholic myopathy--- 
Alcoholic psychosis--- 
Alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis--- 
Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis--- 
Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol--- 
Fetal alcohol syndrome--- 
Fetus and newborn affected by maternal use of alcohol--- 
100% Alcohol-Attributable Total473345128CategoryTotal
Cancer   Category
Cancer, breast (females only)19x19 
Cancer, colorectal22-- 
Cancer, esophageal*15-- 
Cancer, laryngeal--- 
Cancer, liver39-- 
Cancer, oral cavity and pharyngeal21-- 
Cancer, pancreatic†--- 
Cancer, prostate (males only)--x 
Cancer, stomach†--- 
Cancer Total13110031CategoryTotal
Heart Disease and Stroke   Category
Atrial fibrillation11-- 
Coronary heart disease796613 
Hypertension692545 
Stroke, hemorrhagic231112 
Stroke, ischemic--- 
Heart Disease and Stroke Total---CategoryTotal
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas   Category
Esophageal varices--- 
Gallbladder disease--- 
Gastroesophageal hemorrhage--- 
Liver cirrhosis, unspecified20012871 
Pancreatitis, acute--- 
Pancreatitis, chronic--- 
Portal hypertension--- 
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Total20012871CategoryTotal
Other Chronic Causes   Category
Chronic hepatitis--- 
Infant death, low birth weight**--- 
Infant death, preterm birth**--- 
Infant death, small for gestational age**--- 
Pneumonia‡--- 
Unprovoked seizures, epilepsy, or seizure disorder--- 
Other Chronic Causes Total---CategoryTotal
Chronic Causes Subtotal998689308Subtotal
Acute CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
Alcohol-Related Poisonings   Category
Alcohol poisoning513714 
Poisoning (not alcohol)31322489 
Alcohol-Related Poisonings Total364261103CategoryTotal
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes   Category
Motor-vehicle traffic crashes¶876621 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes Total876621CategoryTotal
Suicide   Category
Suicide14310835 
Suicide by and exposure to alcohol--- 
Suicide Total---CategoryTotal
Other Acute Causes   Category
Air-space transport--- 
Aspiration--- 
Child maltreatment§--- 
Drowning16-- 
Fall injuries||382612 
Fire injuries13-- 
Firearm injuries--- 
Homicide695514 
Hypothermia--- 
Motor-vehicle nontraffic crashes--- 
Occupational and machine injuries--- 
Other road vehicle crashes--- 
Water transport--- 
Other Acute Causes Total15311042CategoryTotal
Acute Causes Subtotal747546201Subtotal
Beneficial Effects
OverallMalesFemalesRowType
Chronic Causes   RowHeader
Gallbladder disease--- 
Subtotal---Subtotal
Acute Causes   RowHeader
Subtotal---Subtotal
Total for All Causes---Grandtotal

- To protect confidentiality, data are suppressed in cells with an estimate of fewer than 10 deaths or in which presenting data would provide information to derive the estimate for another cell that has fewer than 10 deaths.

x Cancer, breast and prostate: Sex-specific condition. Data only pertain to one sex.

* Cancer, esophageal: Deaths calculated for the proportion of esophageal cancer deaths due to squamous cell carcinoma  only, based on the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data in 18 states (SEER18).

† Cancer, pancreatic and stomach: Deaths among people consuming high levels of alcohol only.

‡ Pneumonia: Deaths among adults aged 20 to 64 years.

§ Child maltreatment: Deaths among children aged 0 to 14 years.

|| Fall injuries: Deaths among people aged 15 to 69 years.

¶ Motor vehicle traffic crashes: Deaths among people of all ages. A blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08 g/dL or greater is used for defining alcohol attribution for this condition.

** Infant deaths (low birth weight, pre-term birth and small for gestational age): Alcohol consumption prevalence estimates calculated among women aged 18 to 44 years only.

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Suggested Web Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol Related Disease Impact (ARDI) application, 2019. Available at www.cdc.gov/ARDI.

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