Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

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45. Tennessee
> Adults drinking excessively: 14.3% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 25.1% — 9th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 19.7% — 12th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.9% — 9th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Tennessee: Chattanooga
> Adults drinking excessively in Chattanooga: 16.9% (269th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Tennessee: Hamilton
> Adults drinking excessively in Hamilton: 17.5% (1,604th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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44. Georgia
> Adults drinking excessively: 14.4% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 21.5% — 4th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 18.0% — 17th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.3% — 14th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Georgia: Savannah
> Adults drinking excessively in Savannah: 17.1% (260th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Georgia: Chattahoochee
> Adults drinking excessively in Chattahoochee: 22.9% (138th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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43. Arkansas
> Adults drinking excessively: 15.8% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 26.3% — 12th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 23.2% — 4th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 16.2% — 5th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Arkansas: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
> Adults drinking excessively in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers: 17.2% (256th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Arkansas: Faulkner
> Adults drinking excessively in Faulkner: 17.9% (1,446th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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42. New Mexico
> Adults drinking excessively: 16.2% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 30.5% — 20th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 20.6% — 9th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 18.2% — 3rd highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in New Mexico: Albuquerque
> Adults drinking excessively in Albuquerque: 16.5% (292nd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in New Mexico: Los Alamos
> Adults drinking excessively in Los Alamos: 19.6% (807th highest among all 3,142 counties)

41. Idaho
> Adults drinking excessively: 16.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 30.2% — 23rd highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 14.6% — 12th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% — 21st lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Idaho: Coeur d’Alene
> Adults drinking excessively in Coeur d’Alene: 20.3% (89th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Idaho: Latah
> Adults drinking excessively in Latah: 21.0% (362nd highest among all 3,142 counties)