Special Report

These Are the Drunkest States in America

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20. Texas
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.5% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 26.9% — 15th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 20.8% — 7th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% — 11th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Texas: Austin-Round Rock
> Adults drinking excessively in Austin-Round Rock: 23.4% (26th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Texas: Travis
> Adults drinking excessively in Travis: 25.1% (42nd highest among all 3,142 counties)

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19. Louisiana
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 33.1% — 13th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 22.0% — 6th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 19.0% — 2nd highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Louisiana: Baton Rouge
> Adults drinking excessively in Baton Rouge: 21.5% (53rd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Louisiana: Ascension
> Adults drinking excessively in Ascension: 24.0% (85th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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18. Michigan
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 29.0% — 21st lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 17.4% — 24th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% — 17th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Michigan: Grand Rapids-Wyoming
> Adults drinking excessively in Grand Rapids-Wyoming: 21.8% (43rd highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Michigan: Clinton
> Adults drinking excessively in Clinton: 22.9% (137th highest among all 3,142 counties)

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17. Rhode Island
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.6% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 36.2% — 7th highest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 16.4% — 21st lowest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% — 18th lowest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> Adults drinking excessively in Providence-Warwick: 19.9% (112th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Rhode Island: Newport
> Adults drinking excessively in Newport: 22.1% (209th highest among all 3,142 counties)

16. Missouri
> Adults drinking excessively: 19.8% (US share: 19.0%)
>Pct. driving deaths that are alcohol related: 27.4% — 18th lowest (US share: 27.8%)
> Adults in poor of fair health: 18.0% — 18th highest (US share: 17.2%)
> Poverty rate: 12.9% — 18th highest (US rate: 12.3%)
> Drunkest metro area in Missouri: Columbia
> Adults drinking excessively in Columbia: 24.2% (17th highest among all 384 metro areas)
> Drunkest county in Missouri: Boone
> Adults drinking excessively in Boone: 24.2% (77th highest among all 3,142 counties)