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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol in the past 30 days*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,948 5,675 41.1 40.1-42.1 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 136 37.6 32.0-43.5 261 62.4 56.5-68.0
Buncombe 365 175 49.6 43.8-55.4 190 50.4 44.6-56.2
Cabarrus 427 162 40.8 35.6-46.2 265 59.2 53.8-64.4
Catawba 373 144 42.9 36.9-49.1 229 57.1 50.9-63.1
Cumberland 446 171 39.0 34.0-44.3 275 61.0 55.7-66.0
Davidson 382 115 31.3 26.0-37.2 267 68.7 62.8-74.0
Durham 409 203 48.8 43.1-54.5 206 51.2 45.5-56.9
Forsyth 445 191 45.3 40.0-50.6 254 54.7 49.4-60.0
Gaston 374 104 29.3 24.3-34.8 270 70.7 65.2-75.7
Guilford 426 183 44.3 38.9-49.9 243 55.7 50.1-61.1
Iredell 433 168 37.9 32.8-43.3 265 62.1 56.7-67.2
Johnston 479 151 34.8 29.7-40.4 328 65.2 59.6-70.3
Mecklenburg 637 358 57.2 52.8-61.5 279 42.8 38.5-47.2
New Hanover 372 202 56.4 50.6-62.1 170 43.6 37.9-49.4
Onslow 387 162 45.5 40.0-51.2 225 54.5 48.8-60.0
Orange 407 242 60.7 55.1-66.1 165 39.3 33.9-44.9
Pitt 378 163 45.4 39.7-51.2 215 54.6 48.8-60.3
Randolph 344 103 28.7 23.5-34.6 241 71.3 65.4-76.5
Robeson 373 89 25.8 20.8-31.4 284 74.2 68.6-79.2
Rowan 442 141 34.2 29.2-39.6 301 65.8 60.4-70.8
Union 434 166 41.0 35.6-46.7 268 59.0 53.3-64.4
Wake 594 333 57.3 52.6-61.8 261 42.7 38.2-47.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 359 161 45.5 39.7-51.5 198 54.5 48.5-60.3
Northeast Partnership II 481 127 26.9 22.6-31.6 354 73.1 68.4-77.4
Northeast Partnership I 396 101 30.3 24.0-37.4 295 69.7 62.6-76.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 366 111 33.3 27.8-39.3 255 66.7 60.7-72.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 468 137 28.0 23.5-32.9 331 72.0 67.1-76.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 414 159 39.6 34.4-45.1 255 60.4 54.9-65.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 409 133 35.6 30.6-41.0 276 64.4 59.0-69.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 452 202 47.6 42.2-53.1 250 52.4 46.9-57.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 535 162 31.9 27.4-36.8 373 68.1 63.2-72.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 361 98 29.8 24.8-35.4 263 70.2 64.6-75.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 106 27.6 22.5-33.3 254 72.4 66.7-77.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 425 121 31.9 26.8-37.4 304 68.1 62.6-73.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 598 195 38.2 33.4-43.2 403 61.8 56.8-66.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 996 297 33.6 30.0-37.4 699 66.4 62.6-70.0
No 13,952 5,378 41.6 40.6-42.6 8,574 58.4 57.4-59.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,007 1,764 36.5 34.9-38.1 3,243 63.5 61.9-65.1
Piedmont 8,311 3,350 44.8 43.5-46.2 4,961 55.2 53.8-56.5
Western NC 1,630 561 36.6 33.8-39.6 1,069 63.4 60.4-66.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 942 364 41.6 37.7-45.6 578 58.4 54.4-62.3
Northwest 2,892 991 35.2 33.1-37.4 1,901 64.8 62.6-66.9
Charlotte 2,217 893 46.5 44.0-49.1 1,324 53.5 50.9-56.0
Greensboro 1,929 787 42.0 39.2-44.8 1,142 58.0 55.2-60.8
Southern Regional 1,562 521 34.9 32.1-37.8 1,041 65.1 62.2-67.9
Coastal 754 355 47.0 42.9-51.1 399 53.0 48.9-57.1
Wake 2,042 881 49.8 46.9-52.6 1,161 50.2 47.4-53.1
Area L 594 162 29.9 25.6-34.5 432 70.1 65.5-74.4
Eastern 1,883 687 37.5 34.8-40.2 1,196 62.5 59.8-65.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the first alcohol consumption question.

^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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