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Report: Fargo tops list of 'drunkest American cities'

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America has a drinking problem, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report finds more than 38 million adults drink too much, although the same report indicates most are not alcoholics.

Many of those drinkers are found in the midwest.

Bustle just placed Fargo, North Dakota on the top of its "10 Drunkest American Cities" list. No Minnesota cities made the list, but a majority of the cities on the list are in the midwest.

Bustle's 10 Drunkest American Cities

1. Fargo, North Dakota

2. Columbus, Nebraska

3. Missoula, Montana

4. Ft. Collins, Colorado

5. Brookings, South Dakota

6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

7. Lawrence, Kansas

8. Tallahassee, Florida

9. Bozeman, Montana

10. Lincoln, Nebraska

To create the list, Bustle used numbers from the CDC of the percentage of adults who binge drink and those who drink heavily in major cities around the United States.

The CDC defines binge drinking as five or more alcoholic drinks for men or four or more for women in "one occasion." Heavy drinking is defined by the CDC as more than one drink per day for women and two for men.

The CDC says 28.2 percent of those in the Fargo-Moorhead area binge drink, while 9.6 percent drink heavily. The total is 37.8 percent of adults drink too much.

By comparison, other Minnesota cities in the study are pretty similar. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area the CDC says 23 percent of adults binge drink, while 7.8 percent of adults drink heavily, for a total of 30.8 percent of adults who drink too much.

In the Duluth-Superior area 23.8 percent of adults binge drink and 7.5 percent drink heavily for a total of 31.3 percent.

According to the Guardian, binge drinking is a contributory factor in many illnesses, including liver disease and infections. It is also the main cause of accidents in the home.

The CDC also says alcohol is also linked to around 88,000 deaths in the United State every year.

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