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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!