The CDC's research team and health department representatives from 11 states used CDC’s information from the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact database. It tracked 54 causes of death and disease that are related to alcohol. Some included fetal alcohol syndrome, alcoholic liver disease, and alcohol poisoning. Some partially related to alcohol problems include stroke, hypertension, and liver cancer.
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Most of the alcohol-related deaths were non-Latino whites, but the highest death rate was among Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
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