Drunkest Cities in America? Basically point to a city in Wisconsin…

My buddy posted the article below on Facebook and I couldn’t help but laugh.  Yes, we drink a shit load of beer in Wisconsin.  How in the world did they determine the “drunkest” cities though?  

CBS News – In May 2016, 24/7 Wall Street came out with a ranking of America’s drunkest cities. The list is based on self-reported drinking rates among adults in 381 metropolitan areas across the country. That data was then aggregated with county level data from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program, called County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. These are the results…

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SELF-REPORTED drinking rates.  So basically Wisconsinites could be considered the most HONEST drinkers in America?  Everyone’s been asked the question at the Dr.’s office.  Do you smoke?  Nope.  Do you drink?  Yep.  How many drinks per week?  ehhhh 5-6 lolololol….

No one wants to be judged.  Plus, Doc, why don’t you tell me what is a dangerous amount of drinks and I’ll tell you over or under.  There is no need to bring my friends Jack and Jim into this.  Point is, most of us lie at this point.  CLEARLY that is the case here.   People from Wisconsin are just good, honest people who come clean when asked the ‘how many drinks do you have’ question.

In saying that, we do drink A LOT in Wisconsin.  It’s literally below freezing for half the year. Hell yeah we are going to drink.  Plus beers are literally $1-$2.50.  I’d be losing money if I didn’t buy those drinks at that price.

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Lastly, the world’s second largest Oktoberfest takes place in La Crosse, WI.  You want to talk about a booze fest.  Holy hell.  Mrs. Duke and I made the trek back last year and I’m still hungover.

PS – Speaking of my old stomping grounds. Lotta fun in the summer time on the river.

6. La Crosse – Onalaska, Wisc.

The metropolitan area that contains La Crosse and Onalaska, Wisconsin boasts more bars per capita than any other city in America. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that this Wisconsin community ranks as the sixth drunkest in the country.

25.1 percent of adults there report that they drink heavily or binge drink regularly. A staggering 26.9 percent of driving deaths are alcohol related. And 273 deaths out of every 100,000 occur prematurely before the age of 75.


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