What sort of people tend to die from alcohol poisoning? If you said "idiot college students," shut up—you're wrong, and drunk.
- 2,200 Americans per year die of alcohol poisoning, about six per day.
- 68% of those who die are white.
- Three quarters of those who die are men.
- One third of those who die are between the ages of 45-54; three quarters of those who die are between the ages of 35-64.
So alcohol poisoning is definitively not a problem most deeply rooted in young college students. They're just more photogenic. (In some cases, there are always outliers.)