Rich Out-Drink the Poor— and More Boozy Facts

Uganda is world's thirstiest country
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2010 3:02 PM CST
Rich Out-Drink the Poor— and Other Alcoholic Facts
Washington, DC, consumes twice as much wine per capita as California.   (Shutterstock)

Drinking cuts across all social, economic, and cultural lines, but who imbibes the most? Some answers, compiled by the Daily Beast:

  • Men drink more than women (57.6% vs. 46.5%). The gender gap is all but nil for underage drinkers, then widens with age.
  • New Hampshire drinks the most beer of any state. At 31.6 gallons per capita per year, New Hampshirites easily outswig New Yorkers (16.7 gallons).

  • Ugandans out-drink everyone, with 19.47 liters of pure alcohol consumed per capita per year.
  • Rich Americans drink more than the poor. Those whose income is four times the poverty level are far more likely to have had a drink in the last 30 days than those below the level.
  • Washington, DC, drinks twice as much wine per capita as California. The latter may be famous for making wine, but DC holds a higher concentration of the wine-drinking demographic.
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