CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - According to a 2009 study, Missouri and Illinois rank in the top 20 of states where binge-drinking is the highest.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2009 study ranks Missouri 14th and Illinois 10th in the list of frequent binging.
CBS reports that in Missouri 17.2% of adults reported binge-drinking in 2009 and in Illinois, 17.7% of adults reported binging.
Binge-drinking is most common in the Midwest, North Central Plains, lower New England, Delaware, Alaska, Nevada, and the District of Columbia, according to the CDC.
According to the study, comparing 2009 to 1993, binge drinking among adults increased significantly in 20 states, stayed the same in 29 states, and declined significantly in 2 states.