Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

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40. Maryland
> Adults drinking excessively: 16.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 28.9% — 20th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 14.9% — 14th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 9.0% — 4th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Maryland: California-Lexington Park
> Adults drinking excessively in California-Lexington Park: 19.0% (168th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Maryland: Anne Arundel
> Adults drinking excessively in Anne Arundel: 19.2% (938th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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39. Arizona
> Adults drinking excessively: 16.7% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 25.4% — 10th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 18.6% — 13th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.5% — 13th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Arizona: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
> Adults drinking excessively in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale: 18.0% (225th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Arizona: Maricopa
> Adults drinking excessively in Maricopa: 18.2% (1,340th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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38. Delaware
> Adults drinking excessively: 16.8% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 30.3% — 22nd highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 18.0% — 20th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% — 22nd lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Delaware: Dover
> Adults drinking excessively in Dover: 16.6% (287th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Delaware: New Castle
> Adults drinking excessively in New Castle: 19.4% (871st highest among all 3,142 counties)

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37. North Carolina
> Adults drinking excessively: 16.9% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 29.5% — 23rd lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 18.5% — 14th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% — 12th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in North Carolina: Jacksonville
> Adults drinking excessively in Jacksonville: 22.3% (35th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in North Carolina: Onslow
> Adults drinking excessively in Onslow: 22.3% (181st highest among all 3,142 counties)

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36. Connecticut
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.1% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 32.0% — 16th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 13.8% — 5th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% — 12th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
> Adults drinking excessively in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk: 19.4% (147th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Connecticut: Fairfield
> Adults drinking excessively in Fairfield: 19.4% (886th highest among all 3,142 counties)