Columbus named drunkest city in Ohio


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus has earned the distinction of being named the drunkest city in Ohio.

According to 24/7 Wall, 19.2 percent of adults in the Columbus metro area drink excessively, which is the largest of amount in all 11 metro areas of Ohio.

Excessive drinking is more common in high income areas, and the typical Columbus household earns $58,192 a year, more than in any other metro area in the state, according to the website.

While binge and heavy drinking are relatively common in Columbus, other unhealthy habits are not. Only 18.3 percent of area adults smoke, and only 24.5 percent are not physically active — smaller shares than the corresponding 21.0 percent and 26.3 percent statewide shares.

Appleton, the drunkest city in Wisconsin, leads the nation with 26.8 percent of adults reporting excessive drinking in the metropolitan area.

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