[Vision2020] Drunkest City in Every State

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Fri Dec 9 08:28:24 PST 2016

Drunkest City in Every State

Alcohol abuse cost the United States $250 billion in 2010, according to 
a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These 
costs include health care expenses associated with alcohol consumption 
as well as estimated lost productivity. Binge drinking was related to 
three-quarters of the total cost. Residents of different states report 
different drinking habits, as do residents of metropolitan areas within 
each state.

The CDC defines binge drinking as the consumption of four or more drinks 
for women and five or more drinks for men during a single occasion. 
Heavy drinking is defined as the consumption per week of 15 or more 
drinks for men, and typically eight or more drinks for women.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the metropolitan areas reporting the highest 
levels of binge and heavy drinking in each state. Appleton, the drunkest 
city in Wisconsin, also leads the nation with 26.8% of adults reporting 
excessive drinking in the metropolitan area. The 
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee metro area, where 
13.5% of adults report such a drinking habit, is the booziest city in 
Tennessee. Nationwide, 87.6% of adults have drank alcohol at some point 
in their lives, 71.0% consumed alcohol in the past year, 56.9% say they 
drank in the past month, and 18.0% of adults report excessive drinking.


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

*12. Idaho*
*> Drunkest city:* Coeur d’Alene
*> Pct. of MSA adults binge or heavy drinking:* 18.1%
*> Pct. of state adults binge or heavy drinking:* 16.1%
*> Pct. of alcohol related driving deaths:* 31.4%

Adults in Idaho are less likely than the typical American to report 
unhealthy drinking habits. In Coeur d’Alene — the metro area with the 
highest excessive drinking rate in the state — only 18.1% of adults 
report drinking to excess in the past month, slightly higher than the 
corresponding national rate of 18.0%.

While higher excessive drinking rates sometimes indicate unhealthy 
lifestyles overall, people tend to be in good health in Coeur d’Alene. 
Area adults report fewer days of poor mental and physical health and are 
less likely to be obese than the typical American.

More of the story at the URL: *http://tinyurl.com/jdj7hyr


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