USA Today points to new statistics on alcohol-related deaths

Below are statistics that USA Today cites in an interesting article here.

From 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent to 88,000, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

Deaths among women rose 85 percent.

Deaths among men rose 29 percent.

Deaths among people aged 45 to 64 rose by about a quarter.  People’s risk of dying, of course, increases as they age. What’s new is that alcohol is increasingly the cause.

“The story is that no one has noticed this,” says Max Griswold, who helped develop the alcohol estimates for the institute. “It hasn’t really been researched before.”

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