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Death Statistics for Types of Youth risk behavior

Deaths and Youth risk behavior:

This section presents information about the death rate statistics for the various types of Youth risk behavior.

Death Statistics for Types of Youth risk behavior

Disease

Death Rate Estimate

US deaths estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Smoking approx 1 in 4 or 22.30% or 60.7 million people in USA 22.3% of Americans smoke (CDC); 23 million American women smoke (NHLBI) 22.3% of Americans smoke (CDC); 23 million American women smoke (NHLBI)
Drug abuse approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC) more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC)
Alcohol abuse approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA) estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)
Alcohol binging N/A N/A No information

Types of Youth risk behavior

For more information about types of Youth risk behavior, refer to our section on types of Youth risk behavior. See also more information on death information for Youth risk behavior.

 

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