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Arizona was tied for the fourth-highest rate of alcohol-related deaths among its working-age population from 2006 to 2010, the CDC said, at 13.4 percent compared to a national rate of 9.8 percent for the period. The state was fifth for the alcohol-related death per 100,000 residents. (Photo by Thomas Hawk via flickr/Creative Commons)

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WASHINGTON - Arizona was tied for the fourth-highest rate of alcohol-related deaths among its working-age population from 2006 to 2010, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.The June report said 13.4 percent of all deaths to working-age residents were attributable to alcohol for that period, up slightly from 13.1 percent during the five years prior.

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