Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

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50. Utah
> Adults drinking excessively: 12.2% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 22.5% — 7th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 13.9% — 6th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 8.9% — 2nd lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Utah: Salt Lake City
> Adults drinking excessively in Salt Lake City: 15.6% (323rd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Utah: Summit
> Adults drinking excessively in Summit: 16.0% (2,116th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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49. West Virginia
> Adults drinking excessively: 12.3% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 27.4% — 17th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 23.9% — 2nd highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 16.0% — 6th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in West Virginia: Morgantown
> Adults drinking excessively in Morgantown: 16.5% (297th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in West Virginia: Monongalia
> Adults drinking excessively in Monongalia: 17.5% (1,590th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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48. Mississippi
> Adults drinking excessively: 13.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 20.0% — 2nd lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 24.1% — the highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 19.6% — the highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Mississippi: Hattiesburg
> Adults drinking excessively in Hattiesburg: 16.3% (300th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Mississippi: Lafayette
> Adults drinking excessively in Lafayette: 18.2% (1,347th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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47. Alabama
> Adults drinking excessively: 13.9% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 27.6% — 19th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 22.0% — 5th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 15.5% — 7th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Alabama: Daphne-Fairhope-Foley
> Adults drinking excessively in Daphne-Fairhope-Foley: 18.0% (229th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Alabama: Baldwin
> Adults drinking excessively in Baldwin: 18.0% (1,422nd highest among all 3,142 counties)

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46. Oklahoma
> Adults drinking excessively: 14.1% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 26.4% — 13th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 20.8% — 8th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 15.2% — 8th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City
> Adults drinking excessively in Oklahoma City: 15.4% (331st highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Oklahoma: Payne
> Adults drinking excessively in Payne: 16.2% (2,074th highest among all 3,142 counties)