Alcohol Deaths Increase Among US Women

Alcohol Deaths Increase Among US Women

Alcohol-related deaths increased by 43% in the US between 2006 and 2018, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found that more men than women died each year from alcohol-related causes, but there was a larger increase in deaths among women.

The CDC’s report did not give reasons for the increase in alcohol-related deaths. However, NBC noted that the research included years that the US was in a recession, which added more stress to people’s home and work lives.

Another study, published in Addictive Behaviors, found that women have been drinking more during the coronavirus pandemic. The research looked at how the stress of the pandemic is changing how Americans are drinking, and how it affects men and women in different ways.

Lindsey Rodriguez, one of the study authors, said that “most problematic alcohol use [among women] happened around March and April” of this year, when the lockdown began in the US. Rodriguez added that women with children at home were found to drink more.

Other research, published on JAMA Network Open, found that Americans increased how much alcohol they drink by 14% between 2019 and 2020. American women increased their heavy drinking — considered to be more than four drinks in one session — by around 41% over that period.


CDC の報告書は、アルコール関連死の増加の理由を与えなかった。しかし、NBC によると、この研究には、米国が不況にあった年が含まれており、人々 の家庭や仕事の生活により多くのストレスを追加したと指摘しています。

Addictive Behaviors』誌に発表された別の研究では、コロナウイルスのパンデミックの間、女性がより多くの飲酒をしていることがわかりました。この研究では、パンデミックのストレスがアメリカ人の飲酒の仕方をどのように変化させているのか、また、それが男性と女性にどのような影響を与えているのかを調べました。


JAMA Network Openに掲載された他の研究では、アメリカ人は2019年から2020年の間に14%もアルコールを飲む量が増えたことが分かった。アメリカ人女性は、その期間中に飲酒-1回のセッションで4杯以上と考えられる-を約41%増加させたという。