Alcohol Not Frequently Listed as Cause of Death

Alcohol Not Frequently Listed as Cause of Death (Image 1)
Alcohol Not Frequently Listed as Cause of Death (Image 1)

     A new study comparing traffic deaths to death certificates finds alcohol is not frequently listed as a cause of death.
     U.S. researchers looked at traffic deaths over 10 years.
     Between 1999 and 2009, more than 450,000 Americans were killed in a traffic crashes. But in cases where alcohol was involved, death certificates frequently failed to list alcohol as a cause of death.
     They found only 3 percent listed alcohol as a contributing factor, but blood alcohol levels showed 21 percent of the people killed were legally drunk.

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