Oklahoma saw an average of 37 residents die from alcohol poisoning per year from 2010-12, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows.

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Oklahoma had the 11th-highest rate of alcohol poisoning deaths from 2010-12, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis released Tuesday.

The state saw an average of 37 residents die from alcohol poisoning per year from 2010-12, the study shows. That left the state with a rate of 12.6 alcohol poisoning deaths per million people age 15 and older.

Health leaders say it might seem like a small number, but the data give a glimpse into a much larger problem that Oklahoma faces in addressing alcohol abuse.

“This report is looking at only alcohol poisonings, so these are people who consumed so much alcohol that they died as a result of that particular consumption,” said Terri White, the state’s mental health and substance…

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