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Annual Average for Massachusetts 2015-2019

Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  • All Ages

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Harmful Effects Summary
Chronic Causes1,6371,058579 
Acute Causes1,123830294 
Total for All Causes2,7601,888872Total
Harmful Effects
Chronic CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
100% Alcohol-Attributable   Category
Alcohol abuse1219229 
Alcohol cardiomyopathy12-- 
Alcohol dependence syndrome1289533 
Alcohol polyneuropathy--- 
Alcoholic gastritis--- 
Alcoholic liver disease350244106 
Alcoholic myopathy--- 
Alcoholic psychosis23-- 
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 Total641465176CategoryTotal
Cancer   Category
Cancer, breast (females only)47x47 
Cancer, colorectal46-- 
Cancer, esophageal*30-- 
Cancer, laryngeal11-- 
Cancer, liver91-- 
Cancer, oral cavity and pharyngeal43-- 
Cancer, pancreatic†15-- 
Cancer, prostate (males only)1111x 
Cancer, stomach†--- 
Cancer Total---CategoryTotal
Heart Disease and Stroke   Category
Atrial fibrillation311714 
Coronary heart disease16312142 
Stroke, hemorrhagic552530 
Stroke, ischemic19-- 
Heart Disease and Stroke Total---CategoryTotal
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas   Category
Esophageal varices--- 
Gallbladder disease--- 
Gastroesophageal hemorrhage--- 
Liver cirrhosis, unspecified21112487 
Pancreatitis, acute--- 
Pancreatitis, chronic--- 
Portal hypertension--- 
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Total21812989CategoryTotal
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 disorder--- 
Other Chronic Causes Total15--CategoryTotal
Chronic Causes Subtotal1,6371,058579Subtotal
Acute CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
Alcohol-Related Poisonings   Category
Alcohol poisoning513714 
Poisoning (not alcohol)590435154 
Alcohol-Related Poisonings Total641473168CategoryTotal
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes   Category
Motor-vehicle traffic crashes¶15011040 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes Total15011040CategoryTotal
Suicide   Category
Suicide by and exposure to alcohol--- 
Suicide Total---CategoryTotal
Other Acute Causes   Category
Air-space transport--- 
Child maltreatment§--- 
Fall injuries||473215 
Fire injuries16-- 
Firearm injuries--- 
Motor-vehicle nontraffic crashes--- 
Occupational and machine injuries--- 
Other road vehicle crashes--- 
Water transport--- 
Other Acute Causes Total17312547CategoryTotal
Acute Causes Subtotal1,123830294Subtotal
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