BACtrack’s Mobile Breathalyzer for smartphones is providing some interesting data on the drinking habits of Americans, according to a company press release.
When users of the device have location services turned on, their breath test readings are collected anonymously by BACtrack.
Based on 12 months of readings from more than 100,000 tests, the company has noted that -
The highest average blood-alcohol content days for US drinkers are – not surprisingly – New Year’s Eve (0.095%), Super Bowl Sunday (0.087%), Valentine’s Day (0.081%) and Fourth of July (0.079%).
Thanksgiving Day usage peaks at 7 p.m., while New Year’s Eve usage dramatically increases after midnight. Meanwhile, Valentine’s Day and Christmas Eve have users drinking earlier in the day than holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July.
New Year’s Day had the single highest number of unique users and the greatest number of tests - nearly double that of any other day. The next highest day for number of tests was Christmas Day.
Montana and South Dakota have the highest average blood alcohol content results in the country, each with 0.10%. Rounding out the top ten are West Virginia (0.098%), Oklahoma (0.096%), Idaho (0.089%), Vermont (0.087%), Tennessee (0.087%) – and all with 0.086%, Wisconsin, Nevada and Massachusetts.
The five states with the lowest BAC are New Hampshire (0.012%), Delaware (0.026%), Utah
(0.031%), Arkansas (0.037%), and Wyoming (0.051%).
The BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer Smartphone Breath Alcohol Tester for iPhone, iPad and Android Devices retails for $200, though is currently available at Amazon for $110.