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Annual Average for Massachusetts 2015-2019

Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  • All Ages

  • Overall

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Harmful Effects Summary
Age Groups
Chronic Causes1,637230180567857 
Acute Causes1,12332367323300102 
Total for All Causes2,76034397503867959Total
Harmful Effects
Chronic CausesOverall0-1920-3435-4950-6465+RowType
100% Alcohol-Attributable      Category
Alcohol abuse121--286525 
Alcohol cardiomyopathy12----- 
Alcohol dependence syndrome128--306823 
Alcohol polyneuropathy------ 
Alcoholic gastritis------ 
Alcoholic liver disease350--7018881 
Alcoholic myopathy------ 
Alcoholic psychosis23---10- 
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 Total641--134339145CategoryTotal
Cancer      Category
Cancer, breast (females only)47---1230 
Cancer, colorectal46---1131 
Cancer, esophageal*30----21 
Cancer, laryngeal11----- 
Cancer, liver91---3059 
Cancer, oral cavity and pharyngeal43---1427 
Cancer, pancreatic†15----11 
Cancer, prostate (males only)11----- 
Cancer, stomach†------ 
Cancer Total---1384199CategoryTotal
Heart Disease and Stroke      Category
Atrial fibrillation31----30 
Coronary heart disease163---25132 
Stroke, hemorrhagic55----44 
Stroke, ischemic19----17 
Heart Disease and Stroke Total466--1461388CategoryTotal
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas      Category
Esophageal varices------ 
Gallbladder disease------ 
Gastroesophageal hemorrhage------ 
Liver cirrhosis, unspecified211--1775117 
Pancreatitis, acute------ 
Pancreatitis, chronic------ 
Portal hypertension------ 
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Total218--1877121CategoryTotal
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 Subtotal1,637230180567857Subtotal
Acute CausesOverall0-1920-3435-4950-6465+RowType
Alcohol-Related Poisonings      Category
Alcohol poisoning51--1623- 
Poisoning (not alcohol)590--21114616 
Alcohol-Related Poisonings Total641--227168-CategoryTotal
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes      Category
Motor-vehicle traffic crashes¶150--273418 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes Total150--273418CategoryTotal
Suicide      Category
Suicide by and exposure to alcohol------ 
Suicide Total------CategoryTotal
Other Acute Causes      Category
Air-space transport------ 
Child maltreatment§------ 
Fall injuries||47---2513 
Fire injuries16----- 
Firearm injuries------ 
Motor-vehicle nontraffic crashes------ 
Occupational and machine injuries------ 
Other road vehicle crashes------ 
Water transport------ 
Other Acute Causes Total1731146294740CategoryTotal
Acute Causes Subtotal1,12332367323300102Subtotal
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.

* 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