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Annual Average for United States 2015-2019

Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Due to Excessive Alcohol Use

  • All Ages

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Harmful Effects Summary
Chronic Causes82,27954,11928,161 
Acute Causes58,27743,06315,214 
Total for All Causes140,55797,18243,375Total
Harmful Effects
Chronic CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
100% Alcohol-Attributable   Category
Alcohol abuse3,7352,842893 
Alcohol cardiomyopathy55947584 
Alcohol dependence syndrome5,2574,0021,255 
Alcohol polyneuropathy761 
Alcoholic gastritis36279 
Alcoholic liver disease22,47215,6146,857 
Alcoholic myopathy220 
Alcoholic psychosis991760230 
Alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis35426787 
Alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis604614 
Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol17714136 
Fetal alcohol syndrome743 
Fetus and newborn affected by maternal use of alcohol211 
100% Alcohol-Attributable Total33,65824,1879,471CategoryTotal
Cancer   Category
Cancer, breast (females only)1,759x1,759 
Cancer, colorectal2,2211,951270 
Cancer, esophageal*1,058864194 
Cancer, laryngeal52347846 
Cancer, liver3,8783,628250 
Cancer, oral cavity and pharyngeal2,0101,752258 
Cancer, pancreatic†573426147 
Cancer, prostate (males only)454454x 
Cancer, stomach†15013911 
Cancer Total12,6279,6922,935CategoryTotal
Heart Disease and Stroke   Category
Atrial fibrillation984634350 
Coronary heart disease7,9866,1801,806 
Stroke, hemorrhagic2,3911,2291,163 
Stroke, ischemic1,658991666 
Heart Disease and Stroke Total24,35613,56310,793CategoryTotal
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas   Category
Esophageal varices1329339 
Gallbladder disease000 
Gastroesophageal hemorrhage331914 
Liver cirrhosis, unspecified10,4975,8634,634 
Pancreatitis, acute1398752 
Pancreatitis, chronic38299 
Portal hypertension623625 
Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas Total10,9016,1274,774CategoryTotal
Other Chronic Causes   Category
Chronic hepatitis431 
Infant death, low birth weight**422 
Infant death, preterm birth**925240 
Infant death, small for gestational age**000 
Unprovoked seizures, epilepsy, or seizure disorder36427985 
Other Chronic Causes Total737549188CategoryTotal
Chronic Causes Subtotal82,27954,11928,161Subtotal
Acute CausesOverallMalesFemalesRowType
Alcohol-Related Poisonings   Category
Alcohol poisoning2,3461,761586 
Poisoning (not alcohol)17,67112,0145,656 
Alcohol-Related Poisonings Total20,01713,7756,242CategoryTotal
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes   Category
Motor-vehicle traffic crashes¶12,6509,5903,059 
Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes Total12,6509,5903,059CategoryTotal
Suicide   Category
Suicide by and exposure to alcohol412318 
Suicide Total11,0548,6052,449CategoryTotal
Other Acute Causes   Category
Air-space transport716111 
Child maltreatment§1468660 
Fall injuries||2,2671,590677 
Fire injuries1,124676448 
Firearm injuries13111022 
Motor-vehicle nontraffic crashes18313647 
Occupational and machine injuries1221158 
Other road vehicle crashes18314538 
Water transport807010 
Other Acute Causes Total14,55711,0933,464CategoryTotal
Acute Causes Subtotal58,27743,06315,214Subtotal
Beneficial Effects
Chronic Causes   RowHeader
Gallbladder disease-204-121-83 
Acute Causes   RowHeader
Total for All Causes-204-121-83Grandtotal

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