Data: This is the drunkest city in Iowa
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Iowa City is the drunkest city in Iowa, 24/7 Wall Street found from data it reviewed by a recent Centers for Disease Control study.
In a report published Monday, 24/7 Wall Street — a website that covers news about business, politics, and technology — found that "Iowa City is the heaviest drinking metro area in a relatively heavy drinking state."
The website reviewed the percentage of men and women over 18 who reported binge or heavy drinking in each U.S. state’s metro areas.
"Across Iowa, 21 percent of adults drink excessively, a larger share than in all but six other states and well above the U.S. excessive drinking rate of 18 percent," 24/7 Wall Street said. "Meanwhile, Iowa City is one of only 13 metro areas nationwide in which more than 23 percent of adults either binge drink or drink excessively."
Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa — one of the top party schools in the country, per the Princeton Review.
The states with the lowest excessive drinking rates are concentrated in the South, while most of the states with the highest excessive drinking rates are in the Midwest, 24/7 Wall Street found.
You can read the full report here.
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