Kent County’s Rate of Binge Drinking Adults Among the Worst in Michigan
County Health Rankings has released their annual report which ranks counties in Michigan. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.
First, binge drinking in Michigan. Kent County has one of the highest rates in Michigan.
The report defines binge drinking as "consuming more than 4 (women) or 5 (men) alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days, or heavy drinking, defined as drinking more than one (women) or 2 (men) drinks per day on average."
Livingston County, which is north of Ann Arbor and east of Lansing, had the highest rate of binge-drinking adults in the state. Lake County, which is east of Ludington and west of US-131, had the lowest rate of binge drinking.
The data was collected via landline and cellphone surveys. Over 400,000 have participated in the County Health Rankings surveys since 2011.