Which county has the most excessive drinkers in Florida?

(NEXSTAR) — According to a recent report, nearly one in six U.S. adults are considered binge drinkers. Newly released data shows some states (and counties within those states) may be more prone to excessive drinking than others. 

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has published its annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which is intended to highlight the factors that can impact our health outcomes and disparities nationwide. The report considers numerous data points, including the excessive consumption of alcohol. 

To calculate each region’s drinking rate, researchers used self-reported data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system. For the latest report, data from 2021 was used.

The CDC considers both binge drinking and heavy drinking as “excessive.” Binge drinking is defined as four or more drinks in one sitting among women, and five or more among men. For women, having eight or more alcoholic drinks in one week is labeled as heavy drinking, while for men, that benchmark is 15 or more drinks. 

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After reviewing the available data, Florida finished in the middle of the pack at 17% of self-reported excessive

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