Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

30. Indiana
> Adults drinking excessively: 17.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 19.7% — the lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 19.8% — 11th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% — 24th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Indiana: South Bend-Mishawaka
> Adults drinking excessively in South Bend-Mishawaka: 19.8% (117th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Indiana: Hamilton
> Adults drinking excessively in Hamilton: 20.1% (645th highest among all 3,142 counties)

29. New Jersey
> Adults drinking excessively: 18.1% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 21.9% — 6th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 17.7% — 21st highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 9.2% — 5th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in New Jersey: Trenton
> Adults drinking excessively in Trenton: 19.0% (172nd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in New Jersey: Hunterdon
> Adults drinking excessively in Hunterdon: 21.7% (254th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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28. Oregon
> Adults drinking excessively: 18.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 30.9% — 19th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 16.7% — 24th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% — 23rd lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Oregon: Corvallis
> Adults drinking excessively in Corvallis: 21.3% (61st highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Oregon: Multnomah
> Adults drinking excessively in Multnomah: 23.7% (96th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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27. Kansas
> Adults drinking excessively: 18.7% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 21.9% — 5th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 16.1% — 20th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% — 24th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Kansas: Lawrence
> Adults drinking excessively in Lawrence: 24.0% (20th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Kansas: Douglas
> Adults drinking excessively in Douglas: 24.0% (83rd highest among all 3,142 counties)

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26. New York
> Adults drinking excessively: 18.8% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 20.9% — 3rd lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 16.6% — 22nd lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% — 16th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in New York: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls
> Adults drinking excessively in Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls: 22.2% (37th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in New York: New York
> Adults drinking excessively in New York: 24.8% (50th highest among all 3,142 counties)