QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates Attributable to Alcohol-Induced Causes, by Race/Ethnicity — United States, 1999–2015

In 2015, mortality from alcohol-induced causes reached the highest rate during 1999–2015 of 9.1 deaths per 100,000 U.S. standard population.

Alcohol-induced death rates for the Hispanic population remained the highest (9.9 per 100,000 U.S. standard population), followed by the non-Hispanic white population (9.6).

For the non-Hispanic black population, the alcohol-induced death rate decreased 33% from 1999 to 2015, while the rate increased by 50% during the same period for the non-Hispanic white population.

Overall, from 1999 to 2015, mortality from alcohol-induced causes increased 28% (7.1 to 9.1).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6618a12.htm

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