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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many times have you driven when you've had perhaps too much to drink?

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  Total
Respond.^
Once Two or more times None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,718 72 1.4 1.1- 1.9 42 0.8 0.5- 1.1 5,604 97.8 97.3-98.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 139 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 137 98.8 95.2-99.7
Buncombe 174 2 1.8 0.4- 7.3 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 171 97.4 92.1-99.2
Cabarrus 163 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 2 1.4 0.3- 6.4 160 97.9 93.2-99.4
Catawba 146 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 2 1.1 0.3- 4.8 143 98.4 94.8-99.5
Cumberland 173 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 170 99.1 97.1-99.7
Davidson 116 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 114 98.9 95.7-99.7
Durham 204 6 3.7 1.4- 9.4 4 3.9 1.0-13.7 194 92.4 83.7-96.6
Forsyth 192 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 188 96.7 91.4-98.8
Gaston 105 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 104 98.5 90.1-99.8
Guilford 182 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 182 100 . - .
Iredell 167 5 2.4 1.0- 6.0 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8 160 96.1 91.7-98.2
Johnston 153 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 3 2.4 0.6- 8.7 149 97.3 91.4-99.2
Mecklenburg 361 6 2.0 0.9- 4.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 353 97.3 94.5-98.7
New Hanover 201 3 2.5 0.7- 8.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 196 96.8 91.1-98.9
Onslow 165 3 1.8 0.6- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 162 98.2 94.4-99.4
Orange 242 6 2.7 1.1- 6.7 2 0.7 0.2- 3.5 234 96.5 92.5-98.4
Pitt 163 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 162 99.3 95.0-99.9
Randolph 107 3 4.8 1.4-15.6 0 0.0 . - . 104 95.2 84.4-98.6
Robeson 89 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 87 98.0 92.2-99.5
Rowan 143 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 0 0.0 . - . 142 99.1 93.8-99.9
Union 166 2 1.4 0.3- 5.9 0 0.0 . - . 164 98.6 94.1-99.7
Wake 335 5 1.5 0.5- 4.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 327 98.1 95.7-99.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 162 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 159 97.2 91.6-99.1
Northeast Partnership II 127 1 1.1 0.1- 7.1 0 0.0 . - . 126 98.9 92.9-99.9
Northeast Partnership I 104 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 102 98.6 93.8-99.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 111 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 109 97.8 90.7-99.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 138 3 2.3 0.7- 7.4 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 134 95.9 88.7-98.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 160 3 2.9 0.8- 9.8 0 0.0 . - . 157 97.1 90.2-99.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 133 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 2 1.6 0.3- 7.0 130 98.0 93.0-99.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 206 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 204 98.9 95.6-99.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 166 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 0 0.0 . - . 164 98.8 95.1-99.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 99 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 97 98.4 93.7-99.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 107 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 106 99.1 93.9-99.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 123 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 2 1.0 0.2- 4.4 120 98.2 94.2-99.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 196 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 193 99.1 96.9-99.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 300 3 1.3 0.3- 5.1 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 295 97.8 94.1-99.2
No 5,418 69 1.4 1.1- 1.9 40 0.7 0.5- 1.1 5,309 97.8 97.3-98.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,778 21 1.6 1.0- 2.6 12 0.7 0.4- 1.5 1,745 97.7 96.5-98.4
Piedmont 3,376 46 1.5 1.0- 2.1 26 0.8 0.5- 1.3 3,304 97.7 97.0-98.3
Western NC 564 5 0.9 0.3- 2.2 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 555 98.6 97.1-99.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 364 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 358 98.5 96.5-99.4
Northwest 999 12 1.1 0.6- 2.2 10 1.1 0.5- 2.2 977 97.8 96.4-98.6
Charlotte 900 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 884 97.7 96.1-98.7
Greensboro 796 10 1.1 0.5- 2.3 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8 782 98.6 97.4-99.3
Southern Regional 527 6 1.0 0.4- 2.3 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 518 98.6 97.2-99.3
Coastal 356 3 1.2 0.3- 4.5 3 1.3 0.3- 5.4 350 97.5 93.4-99.0
Wake 887 14 1.6 0.8- 3.1 12 1.3 0.6- 2.7 861 97.1 95.3-98.3
Area L 163 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 161 98.2 92.5-99.6
Eastern 693 9 1.8 0.9- 3.8 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8 681 97.6 95.6-98.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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