- Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, from 2011.
- The state with the highest binge drinking rate is Wisconsin, with 24.3% of those over 18 reporting binge drinking in the past 30 days.
Washington, D.C. has the overall highest rate in the nation, at 25.0%.
The state with the lowest rate is Tennessee at 10.0%, with West Virginia a close second at 10.1%.
The question asked on the 2011 CDC questionnaire was:
"Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have X [X = 5 for men, X = 4 for women] or more drinks on an occasion?"
They had previously defined a drink as "equivalent to a 12-ounce beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor."
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