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Average for United States 2006-2010

Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  • Under 21

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Harmful Effects Summary
OverallMalesFemales
Chronic Causes18511867
Acute Causes4,1733,261913
Total for All Causes4,3583,379980

Harmful Effects
Chronic CausesOverallMalesFemales
Acute pancreatitis11< 1
Alcohol abuse321
Alcohol cardiomyopathy< 1< 10
Alcohol dependence syndrome11< 1
Alcohol polyneuropathy000
Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis000
Alcoholic gastritis000
Alcoholic liver disease322
Alcoholic myopathy000
Alcoholic psychosis11< 1
Breast cancer (females only)< 10< 1
Cholelithiases000
Chronic hepatitis000
Chronic pancreatitis000
Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol000
Epilepsy211
Esophageal cancer< 1< 10
Esophageal varices000
Fetal alcohol syndrome211
Fetus and newborn affected by maternal use of alcohol211
Gastroesophageal hemorrhage000
Hypertension< 1< 1< 1
Ischemic heart disease< 1< 1< 1
Laryngeal cancer000
Liver cancer< 1< 1< 1
Liver cirrhosis, unspecified211
Low birth weight, prematurity, IUGR, death16510660
Oropharyngeal cancer< 1< 1< 1
Portal hypertension000
Prostate cancer (males only)< 1< 10
Psoriasis000
Spontaneous abortion (females only)< 10< 1
Stroke, hemorrhagic11< 1
Stroke, ischemic< 1< 1< 1
Supraventricular cardiac dysrhythmia< 1< 1< 1
Subtotal18511867
Acute CausesOverallMalesFemales
Air-space transport321
Alcohol poisoning544113
Aspiration211
Child maltreatment1679870
Drowning12211013
Excessive blood alcohol level000
Fall injuries33285
Fire injuries362115
Firearm injuries16151
Homicide1,2691,100169
Hypothermia541
Motor-vehicle nontraffic crashes21155
Motor-vehicle traffic crashes1,5801,137443
Occupational and machine injuries44< 1
Other road vehicle crashes17134
Poisoning (not alcohol)34626680
Suicide49240191
Suicide by and exposure to alcohol< 1< 10
Water transport751
Subtotal4,1733,261913

Beneficial Effects
OverallMalesFemales
Chronic Causes
Cholelithiases<-1<-1<-1
Subtotal<-1<-1<-1
Acute Causes
Subtotal000
Total for All Causes<-1<-1<-1
Suggested Web Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol Related Disease Impact (ARDI) application, 2013. Available at www.cdc.gov/ARDI.

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