Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.
The report, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, found that deaths from alcohol use increased by 43 percent from 2006 to 2018.
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The findings, which don’t include data from this year, come as other research highlights how drinking remains a problem for many in the U.S., particularly among women.
Indeed, the CDC report found that the impact was greatest on women. “While rates were higher for males than females for each year,” the study authors wrote, “the rate of change was greater for females.”
The report didn’t give reasons for the increase among women, but it suggested that women living far outside city limits may have been more at risk. “From 2000 through 2018, greater percentage increases in the rates