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


* Age-adjusted rates per 100,000 based on the 2000 U.S. standard population. Populations used for computing death rates are postcensal estimates based on the 2010 census estimated as of July 1, 2015.

Causes of death attributable to alcohol-induced mortality include International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes E24.4, alcohol-induced pseudo-Cushing’s syndrome; F10, mental and behavioral disorders due to alcohol use; G31.2, degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol; G62.1, alcoholic polyneuropathy; G72.1, alcoholic myopathy; I42.6, alcoholic cardiomyopathy; K29.2, alcoholic gastritis; K70, alcoholic liver disease; K85.2, alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis; K86.0, alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis; R78.0, finding of alcohol in blood; X45, accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol; X65, intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to alcohol; and Y15, poisoning by and exposure to alcohol, undetermined intent. Alcohol-induced causes exclude unintentional injuries, homicides, and other causes indirectly related to alcohol use, as well as newborn deaths associated with maternal alcohol use.

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: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 1999–2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.


Reported by: Betzaida Tejada-Vera, MS, BTejadaVera@cdc.gov, 301-458-4231.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates Attributable to Alcohol-Induced Causes, by Race/Ethnicity — United States, 1999–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:491. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6618a12.

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