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What is the rate of incidence for alcohol poisoning?

In a study done in the late 1990s, researchers found that about 1,300 people in the United States die every year either as a result of alcohol poisoning or because alcohol poisoning was a contributing factor. Men were far more likely than women to be part of this group. Binge drinking, which is often the cause of alcohol poisoning, is rather common; when 75 percent of adults drink alcohol, it is part of a binge-drinking session.

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