The consumption of alcohol is a part of many lives in many places all over the world. However, too much alcohol can be harmful and drinking too much too often can lead to serious health issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention those who die as the result of alcohol abuse do so 30 years prematurely, on average. 18.0% of American adults drink an excessive amount of alcohol, but which state is the drunkest? 24/7 Wall Street gathered data from the CDC to identify the states reporting the highest levels of adults who binge drink or drink heavily. Check out the top 10 below to see if your state is one of the drunkest in America.
At #1 for the most drunkest states in America — nearly 25% of adults report binge drinking or drinking heavily in North Dakota.
24.5% of adults in Wisconsin report binge or heavy drinking making them the 2nd drunkest state in America.
Some 22.1% of adults in Alaska report drinking excessively rising them to #3 on the list of the most drunkest states.
In Montana 21.8% of adults binge drink or drink heavily bringing them to the #4 spot on the list.
21.2% of adults drink excessively in Illinois putting them in the top 5 spot.
In Minnesota, 21.1% of adults report binge or heavy drinking. Even with a high percent of binge drinking Minnesota has the lowest premature death rate of any state.
21% of adults in Iowa drink excessively, making them number 7 on the list.
In Hawaii, 20.5% of the adult population drink excessively despite them being number 8 on the list Hawaii’s obesity rate of 22.3% is well below the national rate of 28% and is the second lowest of any state.
In Nebraska, more than 1 in 5 adults living in Nebraska drink excessively. However, the premature death rate is also low in Nebraska. For every 100,000 residents, only 306 die before the age of 75, according to 24/7 Wall Street
20% of adults drink excessively in Michigan. Michigan also has a below average median household income and worse health outcomes than most states.