|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 63, Early Release
January 6, 2015
Vital Signs: Alcohol Poisoning Deaths — United States, 2010-2012
Dafna Kanny, PhD, Robert D. Brewer, MD, Jessica B. Mesnick, MPH, et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;63(Early Release):1-5
Approximately 38 million U.S. adults report binge drinking an average of four times per month and consuming an average of eight drinks per episode. Alcohol poisoning is typically caused by binge drinking at high intensity. CDC analyzed data for 2010-2012 from the National Vital Statistics System to assess average annual alcohol poisoning deaths and death rates. This report describes the results of that assessment.