About the Indicator:
These numbers include Minnesotans of all ages.
Drinking alcohol is a risk factor for many causes of death in Minnesota. It is estimated that 23% of suicides, among both males and females in the United States, are alcohol-related.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the age-adjusted suicide rate for Minnesota in 2017 was 1.38 per 10,000 population and the national age-adjusted rate was 1.40 per 10,000 population.
For more information on the association between suicide and substance use, see the 2015 Mental Health and Substance Use SUMN Fact Sheet.
Natality and Mortality data: Minnesota Center for Health Statistics
Description: Minnesota Health Statistics Annual Summary includes the number of deaths in a county classified by ICD 10 codes.
Natality include the percent of births to women who reported smoking during pregnancy by county.
Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Health
Geographic Level: State, County
Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.
Frequency: Death and Birth data are collected and reported annually
Characteristics: Mortality and Natality data are collected consistently at the county level.
Alcohol-attributable fractions: Alcohol-Attributable Disease Impact (ARDI)
Description: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calculate Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) estimates of alcohol-related deaths due to alcohol consumption. To do this, ARDI either calculates or uses pre-determined estimates of Alcohol-Attributable Fractions (AAFs)—that is, the proportion of deaths from various causes that are due to alcohol. These AAFs are then multiplied by the number of deaths caused by a specific condition (e.g., liver cancer) to obtain the number of alcohol-attributable deaths.
Sponsored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Geographic Level: Nation
Frequency: ARDI estimates were last calculated for 2015-2019
Characteristics: ARDI is based on a large-scale, national study. Alcohol-attributable fractions vary with prevalence of substance use, and are less reliable for smaller populations. Care should be taken when applying alcohol-attributable fractions at the county level.