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These are the drunkest states in America, ranked

America is a huge country, and thus it’s only reasonable to note that drinking rates across the nation vary considerably. A new study has revealed the drunkest states in America, based on a number of factors including binge drinking rates and alcohol-related deaths.

The drunkest states in America

While there are some surprise states high up the list, the lowest-ranked state, Utah, will not come as a shock to many. Utah has the reputation of being a “dry state”, largely due to its restrictive and somewhat complicated liquor laws, and comes out as the least-drunk state.

The study comes courtesy of 24/7 Wall Street.

Binge-drinking was defined as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – “four or more drinks in a single occasion for women and five or more for men.” Heavy drinking is defined as at least eight drinks per week for women and 15 for men.

While Utah came out as the least-drunk state in America, with just 12.2% of its population drinking excessively, Wisconsin was ranked as the drunkest state, with a whopping 24.2% of its population drinking excessively – five percent higher than the national average.

Here is the ranking from drunkest to least drunk in full:

  1. Wisconsin
  2. North Dakota
  3. Iowa
  4. Nebraska
  5. Minnesota
  6. Illinois
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Alaska
  9. Hawaii
  10. Montana
  11. New Hampshire
  12. Colorado
  13. Maine
  14. Ohio
  15. Wyoming
  16. Missouri
  17. Rhode Island
  18. Michigan
  19. Louisiana
  20. Texas
  21. Vermont
  22. Nevada
  23. California
  24. Pennsylvania
  25. South Dakota
  26. New York
  27. Kansas
  28. Oregon
  29. New Jersey
  30. Indiana
  31. Washington
  32. Virginia
  33. South Carolina
  34. Kentucky
  35. Florida
  36. Connecticut
  37. North Carolina
  38. Delaware
  39. Arizona
  40. Maryland
  41. Idaho
  42. New Mexico
  43. Arkansas
  44. Georgia
  45. Tennessee
  46. Oklahoma
  47. Alabama
  48. Mississippi
  49. West Virginia
  50. Utah

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