A new report has revealed the drunkest cities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
According to a report by analysis company 24/7 Wall St., the drunkest towns each of the region's three states are Kingston, New York, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Bridgeport-Norwalk-Stamford metropolitan area in Connecticut.
24/7 Wall St. used Centers for Disease Control data to find the heaviest drinking town in each state. The CDC defines ‘binge drinking’ as consuming four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men in a single sitting. ‘Heavy drinking’ is classified by the CDC as 15 drinks a week for men and eight drinks a week for women.
Kingston, on the shores of the Hudson River in Ulster County, topped bigger cities in New York, the report said. Just over a quarter of residents in the Ulster County town say they binge drink or drink heavily, which tops the state and is one of the highest percentages nationally. About a quarter of all driving deaths are alcohol-related, according to the report.
Atlantic City, with its bevy of casinos and nightlife, was named New Jersey's heaviest-drinking state, in part because of high percentage of alcohol-related driving deaths, the report says. About 18 percent of adults admit drinking heavily or binge drinking -- about 3 points above the national average.
Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk, were named the booziest cities in the Constitution State, the report says. Alcohol played a role in about 35 percent of driving fatalities, 24/7 Wall St. reported. 20 percent of residents admitted to drinking excessively at least once a month.
None of those cities approach the drunkest city in America, however. In Dubuque, Iowa, 30.8 percent of adults admitted to being binge or heavy drinkers.
Source: nbcnewyork. com