New Mexico Leads the U.S. in Alcohol Attributable Deaths

July 10th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

According to a study carried out by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol abuse causes 88,000 deaths in the United States every year.

Follow up:

In addition for being responsible for one in 10 deaths among working age adults, excessive drinking also costs the country more than $220 billion each year

When it comes to alcohol-attributable deaths by state, New Mexico leads the way by a considerable distance with 51.2 deaths per 100,000 residents. Alaska and Montana come second and third with 41.1 and 37.7 deaths per 100,000 residents respectively.

This chart shows annual alcohol-attributable deaths per 100,000 residents by state.

Infographic: New Mexico Leads the U.S. in Alcohol Attributable Deaths  | Statista
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