(CNSNEWS) — Americans visited emergency rooms for alcohol-related diagnoses in 2009-2010 at a rate that was 38 percent higher than in 2001-2002, according to data released this week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This excluded visits for injuries caused by alcohol-induced accidents, such as falls and car crashes.

The rate of alcohol-related-diagnoses ER visits went up 38 percent for men and also 38 percent for women.

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