NM leads the country in alcohol-related deaths

Created: 06/26/2014 8:29 PM
By: Kristen Garcia,

When it comes to deaths in the U.S. caused by heavy drinking, New Mexico is leading the pack. That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That report says 16.4 percent of deaths in New Mexico from 2006 to 2010 were alcohol-related.

That's a rate of 51 per 100,000 people.

Almost all of the mountain-region states have alcohol related death rates higher than the national average of 9.8 percent.

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