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Graphic: Who Is at Highest Risk of Alcohol Poisoning?

Middle-aged white men are far more likely to die from alcohol poisoning, which kills six Americans a day.

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Alcohol poisoning kills six Americans every day, according to a recent report by the CDC. That number is much higher than previously thought. Scary stuff. But who is most likely to die from drinking? According to these graphics (below), middle-aged, white men are at the highest risk, by far. Of those who die from alcohol poisoning, 76% are men, 68% are white, and 34% are aged 45-54. Geography is also a factor. Mid-western states like Colorado, Arizona and Utah have higher rates of alcohol fatalities, as well as Massachusetts, Oregon and Minnesota. Get the full breakdown below:

infographic_970pxIt’s also good to know life-threatening signs of alcohol poisoning to watch out for, which can include irregular breathing and seizures (see below). Here are some other tips from¬†Substance.com on how to drink safely. Cheers!