According to a recent MMWR report, during 2011-2015, there was an average of 93,296 alcohol-attributable deaths with 54.1% due to chronic conditions and 45.2% due to acute conditions. What was the leading acute cause of alcohol-attributal deaths?
Poisonings that involved another substance in addition to alcohol resulted in 11,839 deaths and was the leading acute cause of alcohol-attributed deaths from 2011-2015.
LEsser MB, Sherk A, Liu Y, et al. Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost From Excessive Alcohol Use — United States, 2011–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:981–987. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6930a1