Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

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25. South Dakota
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.0% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 36.7% — 4th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 13.4% — 4th lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% — 23rd highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in South Dakota: Sioux Falls
> Adults drinking excessively in Sioux Falls: 19.7% (127th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in South Dakota: Clay
> Adults drinking excessively in Clay: 22.6% (155th highest among all 3,142 counties)

24. Pennsylvania
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.2% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 26.8% — 14th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 17.5% — 22nd highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 12.0% — 22nd highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Pennsylvania: State College
> Adults drinking excessively in State College: 24.0% (19th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Pennsylvania: Centre
> Adults drinking excessively in Centre: 24.0% (82nd highest among all 3,142 counties)

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23. California
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.2% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 29.6% — 24th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 17.2% — 25th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% — 25th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in California: Santa Cruz-Watsonville
> Adults drinking excessively in Santa Cruz-Watsonville: 23.2% (29th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in California: Lassen
> Adults drinking excessively in Lassen: 23.9% (91st highest among all 3,142 counties)

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22. Nevada
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.3% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 29.4% — 22nd lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 19.9% — 10th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% — 21st highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Nevada: Reno
> Adults drinking excessively in Reno: 24.3% (16th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Nevada: Washoe
> Adults drinking excessively in Washoe: 24.4% (68th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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21. Vermont
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.5% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 34.7% — 8th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 13.1% — 2nd lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% — 15th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington
> Adults drinking excessively in Burlington-South Burlington: 21.5% (52nd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Vermont: Lamoille
> Adults drinking excessively in Lamoille: 21.9% (237th highest among all 3,142 counties)