Drinking Patterns by U.S. Geography
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks the top ten states that consume the most alcohol. North Dakota, Hawaii and Wisconsin are on the list, just to name a few. According to Bustle:
"Researchers discovered that, for the most part, states with the highest drinking rates were concentrated in the Midwest, while the states with the lowest drinking rates (#50 Tennessee, #47 Alabama, #46 Mississippi) were primarily located in the South, though West Virginia (#49) and Utah (#48) bucked that trend a bit. Researchers did find a correlation between income and drinking, noting that areas with higher average incomes tended to have heavier drinkers; they also noted that heavy drinking areas tended to have higher rates of alcohol-related automobile incidents."