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Thursday, March 15, 2018

USA Today's Report of Americas Drunkest States

     USA Today has released its annual report on what states are the real drinkers and which ones
aren't.   This is a good report with a lot of information to glean through, so I have abbreviated it a bit so you can get the gist of what it has to say.

     Excessive drinking can lead to a variety of health problems and significantly shorten a person’s life. The habit claims nearly 90,000 lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And those who die as the result of alcohol abuse do so 30 years prematurely, on average.   Excessive alcohol consumption, according to the CDC, includes binge drinking and heavy drinking. Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks in a single occasion for women and five or more for men, and heavy drinking is defined as at least eight drinks per week for women and 15 for men.   Nationwide, 18.0% of American adults drink an excessive amount of alcohol. However, the excessive drinking rate ranges considerably across states. In some states, just over 1 in 10 adults drink too much on a regular basis, while in others, the share is closer to 1 in 4.
50. Tennessee

·   Adults drinking excessively: 11.2%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 28.0% (11th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 19.9% (9th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin
49. West Virginia
·   Adults drinking excessively: 11.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.0% (25th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 23.7% (the highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Morgantown, WV
48. Utah
·   Adults drinking excessively: 12.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 19.7% (the lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 12.9% (6th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Salt Lake City, UT
47. Alabama
·   Adults drinking excessively: 13.0%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 29.4% (17th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 21.2% (4th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Auburn-Opelika, AL
46. Mississippi
·   Adults drinking excessively: 13.3%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 23.3% (3rd lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 22.2% (3rd highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS
45. New Mexico
·   Adults drinking excessively: 13.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.1% (25th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 20.2% (8th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Santa Fe, NM
44. Oklahoma
·   Adults drinking excessively: 13.9%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 29.9% (19th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 20.9% (6th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Lawton, OK
43. North Carolina
·   Adults drinking excessively: 14.9%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.3% (24th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 18.5% (12th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Jacksonville, NC
42. Arkansas
·   Adults drinking excessively: 15.3%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 28.4% (13th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 22.7% (2nd highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
41. Idaho
·   Adults drinking excessively: 15.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.4% (23rd highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.1% (14th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Coeur d’Alene, ID
40. Maryland
·   Adults drinking excessively: 15.5%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.8% (20th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 13.3% (8th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: California-Lexington Park, MD
39. Nevada
·   Adults drinking excessively: 15.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.8% (21st highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 17.2% (17th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Reno, NV
38. Arizona
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.0%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 27.6% (9th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 18.5% (11th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Flagstaff, AZ
37. Kentucky
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.3%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 28.5% (14th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 20.9% (7th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
36. South Carolina
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.6%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 37.8% (7th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 17.0% (19th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC
35. Delaware
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.6%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 37.9% (6th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 16.7% (21st highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Dover, DE
34. Indiana
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 23.6% (5th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 18.0% (14th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Bloomington, IN
33. Georgia
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 23.4% (4th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 17.5% (16th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Athens-Clarke County, GA
32. Kansas
·   Adults drinking excessively: 16.9%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 27.3% (8th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 15.1% (22nd lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Lawrence, KS
31. Texas
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.3%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 29.9% (18th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 19.3% (10th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Austin-Round Rock, TX
30. Virginia
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 30.5% (20th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.6% (20th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
29. Florida
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 28.2% (12th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 17.1% (18th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
28. Wyoming
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.5%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 35.3% (10th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.4% (19th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Casper, WY
27. New Jersey
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.6%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 24.3% (6th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 15.2% (23rd lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Ocean City, NJ
26. Missouri
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.7%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 31.7% (23rd lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 16.6% (22nd highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Columbia, MO
25. South Dakota
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.7%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 35.2% (11th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 12.8% (5th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Sioux Falls, SD
24. Washington
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 35.0% (12th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.3% (18th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
23. Rhode Island
·   Adults drinking excessively: 17.9%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 40.4% (3rd highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 15.8% (24th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Providence-Warwick, RI-MA
22. California
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.0%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 29.0% (15th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 17.8% (15th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Chico, CA
21. Pennsylvania
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.1%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.0% (24th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 15.3% (25th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: State College, PA
20. New York
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.2%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 23.0% (2nd lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 16.2% (23rd highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
19. New Hampshire
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 31.2% (22nd lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 11.5% (2nd lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Manchester-Nashua, NH
18. Connecticut
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.6%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 33.4% (18th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.3% (17th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
17. Louisiana
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.6% (22nd highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 21.0% (5th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Houma-Thibodaux, LA
16. Oregon
·   Adults drinking excessively: 18.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 32.8% (19th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 18.3% (13th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
15. Colorado
·   Adults drinking excessively: 19.1%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 34.7% (13th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 13.7% (11th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Fort Collins, CO
14. Ohio
·   Adults drinking excessively: 19.2%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 34.3% (14th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 15.3% (24th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Columbus, OH
13. Massachusetts
·   Adults drinking excessively: 19.5%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 27.8% (10th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.2% (15th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Barnstable Town, MA
12. Vermont
·   Adults drinking excessively: 19.6%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 33.4% (17th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 11.4% (the lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Burlington-South Burlington, VT
11. Maine
·   Adults drinking excessively: 19.6%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 39.8% (4th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.9% (21st lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Portland-South Portland, ME
10. Michigan
·   Adults drinking excessively: 20.0%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 29.4% (16th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 16.8% (20th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Lansing-East Lansing, MI
9. Nebraska
·   Adults drinking excessively: 20.4%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 35.6% (9th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 13.4% (10th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Lincoln, NE
8. Hawaii
·   Adults drinking excessively: 20.5%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 38.0% (5th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 13.1% (7th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI
7. Iowa
·   Adults drinking excessively: 21.0%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 25.4% (7th lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 12.3% (4th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Iowa City, IA
6. Minnesota
·   Adults drinking excessively: 21.1%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 30.9% (21st lowest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 11.9% (3rd lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Mankato-North Mankato, MN
5. Illinois
·   Adults drinking excessively: 21.2%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 34.2% (15th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 15.6% (25th highest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Bloomington, IL
4. Montana
·   Adults drinking excessively: 21.8%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 46.3% (2nd highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.2% (16th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Missoula, MT
3. Alaska
·   Adults drinking excessively: 22.1%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 33.8% (16th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 13.7% (12th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Fairbanks, AK
2. Wisconsin
·   Adults drinking excessively: 24.5%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 36.9% (8th highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 14.0% (13th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Green Bay, WI
1. North Dakota
·   Adults drinking excessively: 24.7%
·   Alcohol-related driving deaths: 46.7% (the highest)
·   Adults in fair or poor health: 13.4% (9th lowest)
·   Drunkest metro area: Fargo, ND-MN
Read More at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/03/08/these-americas-drunkest-states/406342002/

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