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Wisconsin is the worst state in the country for excessive drinking, new report says

Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 12:46:32-05

While Wisconsin is ranked 23rd in the country for overall health in a recent report, the state was also named the worst in the nation for excessive drinking.

United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings report ranks states across a variety of factors like community and environment, policy, clinical care, and health outcomes.

The rankings were based on percent of adults who engage in excessive drinking. Wisconsin's ranking was nearly a quarter of all adults (24.2%).

Utah finished as the best state for excessive drinking, with only 12.2% of adults engaging in the activity.

The study also claims that men, young adults and higher-income adults are more likely to engage in excessive drinking than women, older adults and adults with lower incomes.

To see the full list and ranking on other health topics, click here.