CO-related deaths rise in January
The CDC reports that deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning are highest during the month of January. The report analyzes death certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System. Nebraska has the highest rate of death from carbon monoxide poisoning, and rates were highest among adults over 65, men, non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks.
During 1999-2004, CO poisoning was listed as a contributing cause of death on 16,447 death certificates in the United States. The report has a breakdown of deaths by state and includes guidelines on preventing CO exposure