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Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths
Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths

Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found that there were 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths a year, which averaged to about six deaths a day. Most of the dead, 76%, were adults ages 35 to 64. Six percent were older than 64. Thirteen percent of the deaths were in the 26-to-34 age group, and 5% were among those 15 to 24. The results, released Tuesday, are consistent with previous research on binge drinking, which is defined as four or more drinks for women and more than five for men, said Dr. Robert...

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