Skip to comments.The number of Americans drinking themselves to death has more than doubled (non-Hispanic white women hardest hit)
Posted on 01/18/2020 9:07:43 AM PST by Libloather
Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism analyzed the death certificates of Americans ages 16 and up between 1999 and 2017. And while 35,914 deaths were alcohol-related in 1999, that number doubled to reach 72,558 in 2017. The death rate spiked 50.9% from 16.9 to 25.5 per 100,000.
In other words, alcohol was a factor in nearly 1 million deaths during that time period, with about half of these deaths resulting from liver disease, or a fatal overdose from alcohol or alcohol mixed with other drugs. In 2017 alone, 2.6% of roughly 2.8 million deaths in the United States involved alcohol.
Whats more, the CDC warned in a separate report on Thursday that binge drinkers (defined as four drinks during one occasion for women, and five drinks for men) are consuming more alcohol than they were before. The number of drinks theyve knocked back spiked from 472 on average in 2011 to 529 in 2017, or a 12% increase.
And the number of binge drinks per adult who reported binge-drinking increased significantly in nine states, the report added, including Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Virginia. But it decreased significantly in Massachusetts and West Virginia, and did not change significantly in the other 30 states or D.C.
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How many men drink because of women? I couldn't locate that stat.
Yeah! That’s how I wanna go out!
As granddad told me “Life’s hard, drink harder”.
I would leave a note that says ‘Negative ETOH’ just to mess with people.
As granddad told me
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WORK!!!!-—— The curse of the DRINKING class!!
I stopped drinking November 9th 2016.
Notice they went back to 1999. Wonder how much the increase was between 2009 and 2017. One thing Communist countries have plenty of is alcohol, I wonder how many people tried to anesthetize themselves during Komrade Obama’s reign.
An old sailor told me if you have a problem and drink because of it you will then have two problems.
SamAdams76 takes the grand prize for his comment that “I woke up November 9, 2016 feeling like I had gone to bed with terminal cancer and was now cancer-free.”
Weak-minded people will find their way to drugs, alcohol and addiction.
These people would be immortal if they didn’t drink!
I think commies are into pot now...
Feb 21st, 2011 here.
“Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism”
Binge drinking to these tools is one drink a week.
I know more than a few women who can out drink most men.
I know some “deplorable” white women that drink a lot.
I know many more Never Trumpers who drink way, way too much.
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