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Spencer 2022dFirst Published: 2022 Nov 23Updated Date: 2022 Nov 23

Alcohol-induced Death Rates in the United States, 2019-2020

  1. Study Type
  2. Observational
  1. Study Aim
  1. Study Design
  2. Other
  1. Intervention Assignment
  2. Not Applicable
Reference record

Alcohol-induced Death Rates in the United States, 2019-2020

Spencer MR, Curtin SC, Garnett MF
Journal article
Report Results
Alcohol use is a known risk factor for mortality, and the rates of alcohol induced deaths have risen over the past several years (1). Alcohol use in the United States increased during the first year of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which may have affected mortality rates, especially for alcohol-induced deaths (2). Understanding trends in alcohol-induced mortality, with a particular focus on differences from 2019 to 2020, may help identify groups particularly affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents overall and sex-specific trends in alcohol-induced death rates from 2000 to 2020, and then focuses on the rates for 2019 and 2020 by sex, age group, and underlying cause of death