Alcohol Death Rates by Ethnicity (Age-Adjusted), 1979-1997

The graph addresses age-adjusted alcohol death rates by ethnicity, 1979-1997. The vertical axis runs from zero to 39 percent and represents morbidity percentage rates per 100,000. The following are visual approximations by year followed by value in parenthesis:

White female: 4% (1979); 3.90 (1981); 3.60 (1983); 3.50% (1985); 3.50% (1987);
3.60% (1989); 3.60% (1991); 3.60% (1993); 3.60% (1995); 3.60% (1997)

Other female: 9.75% (1979); 9.85% (1981); 7.50% (1983); 7.50% (1985); 6.75% (1987); 7% (1989); 6% (1991); 5% (1993); 4.80% (1995); 4.60% (1997)

White male: 10 (1979); 9.80% (1981); 9.75 (1983); 9.75% (1985); 9.75 (1987); 10% (1989); 10% (1991); 10% (1993); 10% (1995); 9.75% (1997)

Other male: 27% (1979); 26% (1981); 22% (1983); 24% (1985); 21.75% (1987); 24% (1989); 19% (1991); 17.50% (1993); 16% (1995); 14% (1997)

[Source: Hoyert, D. L., Kochanek, K. D., & Murphy, S. L. (1999). Deaths: Final data for 1997. (National Vital Statistics Report; Vol. 49, No. 19.) Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.]