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How Much Beer Did the Average Person Drink in Every State

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1. Alabama
> 2018 per capita beer consumption: 28.7 gallons (19th most)
> 10 yr. consumption change: -10.6% (14th highest)
> Excessive drinking rate: 14.2% (5th lowest)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 28.6% (17th lowest)

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2. Alaska
> 2018 per capita beer consumption: 26.9 gallons (tied – 25th least)
> 10 yr. consumption change: -11.5% (16th highest)
> Excessive drinking rate: 19.1% (20th highest)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 36.6% (4th highest)

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3. Arizona
> 2018 per capita beer consumption: 26.8 gallons (23rd least)
> 10 yr. consumption change: -16.5% (15th lowest)
> Excessive drinking rate: 17.3% (14th lowest)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 26.6% (11th lowest)

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4. Arkansas
> 2018 per capita beer consumption: 23.4 gallons (10th least)
> 10 yr. consumption change: -17.0% (12th lowest)
> Excessive drinking rate: 15.9% (9th lowest)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 26.3% (10th lowest)

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5. California
> 2018 per capita beer consumption: 25.1 gallons (17th least)
> 10 yr. consumption change: -11.6% (17th highest)
> Excessive drinking rate: 17.8% (21st lowest)
> Driving deaths involving alcohol: 29.8% (23rd lowest)

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