America's Drunkest Cities

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Forbes.com has put together a list of America's Drunkest Cities. Some interesting facts from the list:

  • The top 5:
    1) Milwaukee, WI
    2) Minneapolis, MN
    3) Columbus, OH
    4) Boston, MA
    5) Austin, TX
  • The rankings were based on a combination of 5 factors: state laws, number of drinkers, number heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholics.
  • Many cities that you'd think would rank highly were surprisingly low on the list: Las Vegas at 14, New Orleans at 24 and Miami at 33.
  • 22% of Milwaukeeans admitted to binge drinking (5 or more drinks on one occasion) in the last 30 days - the highest on the list.
  • The rankings can actually be a bit skewed by what the article described as "grandmas who imbibe a glass of wine every night to keep their heart healthy."

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November 21, 2006 - 10:54am
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