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11.1 Percent of DC Adults Are Heavy Drinkers, Top in Nation

11.1 Percent of DC Adults Are Heavy Drinkers, Top in Nation
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Monday, 11 December 2017 12:38 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Just over eleven percent (11.1) of adults in Washington, D.C., are heavy drinkers. That’s a higher share than any state in the nation. Vermont (9.1 percent), Wisconsin (8.9 percent), and Maine (8.6 percent) round out the top four slots.[1]

Our nation’s capital also leads the nation in binge drinking. More than one out of four D.C. residents (25.5 percent) have engaged in binge drinking over the past month.

West Virginia (3.5 percent) has the lowest share of heavy drinkers. Oklahoma (3.7 percent) is the only other state below the 4 percent level.

This data, compiled by Detox.net, is derived from a study by CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Heavy drinking is defined as more than two drinks daily for men and more than one drink daily for women.

View additional geographic and demographic information here.

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Footnotes:

  1. Detox.net, "American Drinking Habits," accessed Dec. 8, 2017

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

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Data, compiled by Detox.net, is derived from a study by CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Heavy drinking is defined as more than two drinks daily for men and more than one drink daily for women.
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