Study targets Wisconsin as drunkest in nation

Posted at 2:39 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 15:39:23-05

Go home Wisconsin, you're drunk.

That's according to CDC data compiled by, showing a little less than 25 percent of Wisconsin adults report an excessive drinking habit, a larger share than in any other state in the country.

The CDC defines binge drinking as the consumption of four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men in a single sitting, and heavy drinking as around 15 or more drinks a week for men, and eight or more drinks for women.

Of the 11 metro areas studied in Wisconsin, Appleton topped the list of drunk cities. Data was not made available for the other metro areas in the state.

The data also shows that you're more likely to drink more if you live close to a city. The percentage of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking in Wisconsin metro areas was close to 30 percent, compared to 24.4 percent statewide.

More than 34 percent of driving deaths in Wisconsin are alcohol-related, compared to 31 percent nationwide, according to the study.

Dubuque, Iowa has the dubious distinction of being the drunkest city in the country with 30.8 percent of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking. The least booziest location is Salt Lake City, with only 12.6 percent of adults reporting a drinking habit.

See the full list of the drunkest cities in each state.