PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – What makes one city drunker than the other?
Researchers at 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of the drunkest city in each state. They reviewed the percentage of men and women who report binge or heavy drinking in each state’s metro areas.
24/7 Wall St. says, “Data was aggregated from county level data provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program.”
In the Keystone State, the report found more than 24 percent of adults in East Stroudsburg binge drink.
“Alcohol is involved in almost 39 percent of East Stroudsburg driving deaths, a higher rate than in most metro areas,” according to the report.
As for New Jersey, the list says the drunkest city is Atlantic City-Hammonton. Over 18 percent of adults report binge drinking there, researchers say.
“While that share is high, it is actually lower than many of the cities in other states with a large share of residents drinking to excess,” according to the report.
In Delaware, 16.1 percent of adult Dover residents report binge drinking, researchers say. Furthermore, “38.6 percent of driving fatalities in Delaware are attributed to alcohol consumption, the eighth highest percentage of all states,” the report finds.