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Annual Average for Pennsylvania 2015-2019

Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  • All Ages

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Harmful Effects Summary
Chronic Causes2,9861,9421,044 
Acute Causes2,7171,993724 
Total for All Causes5,7033,9351,768Total
Harmful Effects
Chronic CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
100% Alcohol-Attributable   Category
Alcohol abuse12810127 
Alcohol cardiomyopathy16-- 
Alcohol dependence syndrome15111635 
Alcohol polyneuropathy--- 
Alcoholic gastritis--- 
Alcoholic liver disease549377173 
Alcoholic myopathy--- 
Alcoholic psychosis28-- 
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 Total886640246CategoryTotal
Cancer   Category
Cancer, breast (females only)83x83 
Cancer, colorectal1039013 
Cancer, esophageal*55-- 
Cancer, laryngeal25-- 
Cancer, liver16415411 
Cancer, oral cavity and pharyngeal827012 
Cancer, pancreatic†28-- 
Cancer, prostate (males only)2020x 
Cancer, stomach†--- 
Cancer Total---CategoryTotal
Heart Disease and Stroke   Category
Atrial fibrillation513220 
Coronary heart disease38829792 
Stroke, hemorrhagic1145658 
Stroke, ischemic784533 
Heart Disease and Stroke Total994568426CategoryTotal
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas   Category
Esophageal varices--- 
Gallbladder disease--- 
Gastroesophageal hemorrhage--- 
Liver cirrhosis, unspecified492273219 
Pancreatitis, acute--- 
Pancreatitis, chronic--- 
Portal hypertension--- 
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Total510285225CategoryTotal
Other Chronic Causes   Category
Chronic hepatitis--- 
Infant death, low birth weight**--- 
Infant death, preterm birth**--- 
Infant death, small for gestational age**--- 
Unprovoked seizures, epilepsy, or seizure disorder15-- 
Other Chronic Causes Total31--CategoryTotal
Chronic Causes Subtotal2,9861,9421,044Subtotal
Acute CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
Alcohol-Related Poisonings   Category
Alcohol poisoning574214 
Poisoning (not alcohol)1,245864381 
Alcohol-Related Poisonings Total1,301906396CategoryTotal
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes   Category
Motor-vehicle traffic crashes¶37428787 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes Total37428787CategoryTotal
Suicide   Category
Suicide by and exposure to alcohol--- 
Suicide Total---CategoryTotal
Other Acute Causes   Category
Air-space transport--- 
Child maltreatment§--- 
Fall injuries||1007029 
Fire injuries502723 
Firearm injuries--- 
Motor-vehicle nontraffic crashes--- 
Occupational and machine injuries--- 
Other road vehicle crashes--- 
Water transport--- 
Other Acute Causes Total575435139CategoryTotal
Acute Causes Subtotal2,7171,993724Subtotal
Beneficial Effects
Chronic Causes   RowHeader
Gallbladder disease--- 
Acute Causes   RowHeader
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, 2022. Available at