Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

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35. Florida
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.1% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 23.3% — 8th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 17.5% — 23rd highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 12.7% — 19th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Florida: Jacksonville
> Adults drinking excessively in Jacksonville: 19.8% (123rd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Florida: St. Johns
> Adults drinking excessively in St. Johns: 22.4% (170th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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34. Kentucky
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.3% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 26.1% — 11th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 23.9% — 3rd highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 16.3% — 4th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette
> Adults drinking excessively in Lexington-Fayette: 19.8% (125th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Kentucky: Kenton
> Adults drinking excessively in Kenton: 24.2% (76th highest among all 3,142 counties)

33. South Carolina
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.4% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 33.1% — 12th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 18.2% — 15th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.8% — 10th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in South Carolina: Charleston-North Charleston
> Adults drinking excessively in Charleston-North Charleston: 21.0% (64th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in South Carolina: Charleston
> Adults drinking excessively in Charleston: 23.0% (130th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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32. Virginia
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.4% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 30.2% — 24th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 15.8% — 19th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% — 11th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Virginia: Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
> Adults drinking excessively in Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford: 19.4% (144th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Virginia: Arlington
> Adults drinking excessively in Arlington: 22.2% (186th highest among all 3,142 counties)

31. Washington
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.4% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 32.1% — 15th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 15.6% — 18th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 9.8% — 9th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Washington: Bellingham
> Adults drinking excessively in Bellingham: 22.7% (32nd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Washington: Whatcom
> Adults drinking excessively in Whatcom: 22.7% (149th highest among all 3,142 counties)