Alcohol could be the middle aged American’s worst enemy. It may come as a surprise, but young people aren’t the biggest alcohol drinkers. Studies have shown that there is a high rate of middle aged Americans annually dying from alcohol poisoning.
Aaccording to a study released by The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a study based on a research saying that excess of alcohol could be the cause of death for middle aged Americans.
The research shows that in the United States, six people die daily from alcohol intoxication or high blood levels of alcohol. The study has proven that these are effects of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly. In spite of the fact that youngsters are the ones pointed at when it comes to binge drinking, the research has shown the opposite. Three out of four of the people who died had ages between 35 and 64 years, which shows that older people are more threatened by alcohol related death. The statistics for young people dying from alcohol poisoning or other alcohol related causes, has shown that only 5,1 % of deaths, were persons between 15 and 24 were drinkers.
Robert Brewer, the co author of the study, expressed his surprise when he has reached these conclusion.
“Contrary to conventional wisdom, there is a lot of binge drinking going on by people who are post college-age,” he said.
The Centre for Disease Control’s definition of binge drinking is the consumption of around four four drinks or more when it comes to women and five drinks or above when it comes to men, all in one session.
The study revealed that less than a third of the ones who died of alcohol excess were considered alcoholics. According to analysis data from death certificates, from 2010 until 2012, around 2,200 people died last year, from alcohol intoxication. More than half of those people were white males.
The death rates in different states varies from 5.3 deaths per million of people living in Alabama increasing to 46.5 deaths per million inhabitants of Alaska. The locations with the highest alcohol death rates were West and New England and the Great Plains.
Researchers noted that living in isolated geographical regions could increase the possibility for an alcohol intoxicated person, not to be found on time by medic teams or there is a change for services not to work.
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