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Age-adjusted1 prevalence of binge drinking2 among adults aged 18 years and older, by state, United States, 2015.

 

State %
First Tertile (Light Red)
Tennessee 10.9
Utah 11.4
West Virginia 11.8
Alabama 12.2
Mississippi 12.5
New Mexico 13.6
Oklahoma 13.6
Nevada 14.5
North Carolina 14.6
Maryland 14.7
Idaho 14.8
Arizona 15.0
Arkansas 15.2
Delaware 15.8
Georgia 15.8
Kentucky 16.1
Texas 16.1
Second Tertile: (Medium Red)
South Carolina 16.3
Kansas 16.5
Indiana 16.6
Washington 16.6
California 16.7
Wyoming 16.9
New Jersey 17.0
Rhode Island 17.0
Virginia 17.0
Florida 17.2
New York 17.6
Missouri 17.7
Oregon 17.7
New Hampshire 17.8
South Dakota 17.9
Louisiana 18.0
Colorado 18.1
Third Tertile: (Dark Red)
Connecticut 18.3
Pennsylvania 18.5
Massachusetts 18.7
Vermont 19.0
Ohio 19.5
Hawaii 19.8
Michigan 19.8
Alaska 20.0
Maine 20.2
Nebraska 20.4
Minnesota 20.5
Illinois 20.8
Iowa 21.3
Montana 21.3
District of Columbia 24.4
Wisconsin 24.4
North Dakota 24.9

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

1Prevalence and intensity data were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census standard population.

2Binge drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks for a woman or 5 or more drinks for a man on an occasion during the past 30 days.

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Age-adjusted1 intensity* of binge drinking2 among adults aged 18 years and older, by state, United States, 2015.

State Number of drinks per occasion
First Tertile (Light Red)
District of Columbia 6.2
Washington 6.2
Oregon 6.3
New Hampshire 6.4
North Carolina 6.4
California 6.5
Massachusetts 6.5
Colorado 6.6
Maryland 6.6
Florida 6.8
New York 6.8
Vermont 6.8
Georgia 6.9
New Jersey 6.9
Second Tertile: (Medium Red)
Connecticut 7.0
Delaware 7.0
Kansas 7.0
Pennsylvania 7.0
Rhode Island 7.0
Tennessee 7.0
Wyoming 7.0
Arizona 7.1
Illinois 7.1
Virginia 7.1
Indiana 7.2
Minnesota 7.2
Montana 7.2
Nebraska 7.2
Nevada 7.2
New Mexico 7.2
Texas 7.2
Wisconsin 7.2
Third Tertile: (Dark Red)
Alabama 7.3
Michigan 7.3
Utah 7.3
Idaho 7.4
Maine 7.4
South Carolina 7.4
Oklahoma 7.5
Hawaii 7.6
Iowa 7.6
Louisiana 7.6
Mississippi 7.6
South Dakota 7.6
North Dakota 7.7
Ohio 7.7
Alaska 7.8
Kentucky 7.8
Missouri 7.8
West Virginia 7.9
Arkansas 8.3

 

*Intensity is defined as the average largest number of drinks consumed by binge drinkers on any occasion in the past month.

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

1Prevalence and intensity data were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census standard population.

2Binge drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks for a woman or 5 or more drinks for a man on an occasion during the past 30 days.

 

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State Economic Costs of Excessive Alcohol Use, 2010
State Total cost Cost per drink Cost per capita
Alabama $3,724,300,000 $2.27 $779
Alaska $827,200,000 $2.25 $1,165
Arizona $5,946,400,000 $2.27 $930
Arkansas $2,073,300,000 $2.27 $711
California $35,010,600,000 $2.44 $940
Colorado $5,056,500,000 $2.14 $1,005
Connecticut $3,029,000,000 $2.04 $847
Delaware $803,800,000 $1.64 $895
District of Columbia $918,400,000 $2.14 $1,526
Florida $15,322,200,000 $1.82 $815
Georgia $6,930,900,000 $2.12 $715
Hawaii $937,400,000 $1.58 $689
Idaho $1,137,900,000 $1.62 $726
Illinois $9,715,700,000 $1.86 $757
Indiana $4,468,200,000 $1.96 $689
Iowa $1,933,600,000 $1.59 $635
Kansas $2,075,800,000 $2.18 $728
Kentucky $3,194,500,000 $2.36 $736
Louisiana $3,801,400,000 $1.91 $839
Maine $938,700,000 $1.58 $707
Maryland $4,964,700,000 $2.22 $860
Massachusetts $5,634,600,000 $1.93 $861
Michigan $8,161,700,000 $2.10 $826
Minnesota $3,886,400,000 $1.74 $733
Mississippi $2,277,400,000 $2.05 $768
Missouri $4,603,600,000 $1.83 $769
Montana $870,800,000 $1.73 $880
Nebraska $1,166,500,000 $1.61 $639
Nevada $2,296,300,000 $1.49 $850
New Hampshire $959,900,000 $0.92 $729
New Jersey $6,175,200,000 $1.70 $702
New Mexico $2,232,900,000 $2.77 $1,084
New York $16,330,200,000 $2.28 $843
North Carolina $7,034,200,000 $2.11 $738
North Dakota $487,600,000 $1.40 $725
Ohio $8,519,800,000 $2.10 $739
Oklahoma $3,081,200,000 $2.49 $821
Oregon $3,520,200,000 $2.08 $919
Pennsylvania $9,544,200,000 $1.92 $751
Rhode Island $886,500,000 $1.82 $842
South Carolina $3,982,900,000 $2.13 $861
South Dakota $598,200,000 $1.59 $735
Tennessee $4,683,800,000 $2.25 $738
Texas $18,820,600,000 $1.99 $748
Utah $1,636,100,000 $2.74 $592
Vermont $513,000,000 $1.66 $820
Virginia $6,126,000,000 $2.06 $766
Washington $5,805,100,000 $2.23 $863
West Virginia $1,334,900,000 $2.20 $720
Wisconsin $4,452,900,000 $1.62 $783
Wyoming $593,100,000 $2.33 $1,052
State median $3,520,200,000 $2.05 $769

Source: Sacks JJ, Gonzales KR, Bouchery EE, Tomedi LE, Brewer RD. 2010 National and State Costs of Excessive Alcohol Consumption. Am J Prev Med 2015; 49(5):e73–e79.