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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,915 14,446 96.8 96.4-97.1 469 3.2 2.9- 3.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 399 389 97.1 94.1-98.6 10 2.9 1.4- 5.9
Buncombe 361 344 95.0 91.7-97.0 17 5.0 3.0- 8.3
Cabarrus 426 417 98.1 95.9-99.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1
Catawba 372 358 93.9 87.5-97.2 14 6.1 2.8-12.5
Cumberland 445 433 97.6 95.5-98.7 12 2.4 1.3- 4.5
Davidson 381 369 96.3 93.3-98.0 12 3.7 2.0- 6.7
Durham 406 394 97.9 96.2-98.8 12 2.1 1.2- 3.8
Forsyth 442 428 96.5 93.9-98.0 14 3.5 2.0- 6.1
Gaston 374 366 97.9 95.5-99.0 8 2.1 1.0- 4.5
Guilford 426 417 98.0 95.9-99.0 9 2.0 1.0- 4.1
Iredell 430 417 97.9 96.2-98.8 13 2.1 1.2- 3.8
Johnston 478 470 98.6 97.2-99.3 8 1.4 0.7- 2.8
Mecklenburg 636 606 95.7 93.7-97.1 30 4.3 2.9- 6.3
New Hanover 371 352 94.9 91.7-97.0 19 5.1 3.0- 8.3
Onslow 384 367 94.2 90.1-96.7 17 5.8 3.3- 9.9
Orange 406 380 94.7 91.9-96.6 26 5.3 3.4- 8.1
Pitt 376 363 95.3 91.7-97.4 13 4.7 2.6- 8.3
Randolph 347 336 95.9 91.7-98.0 11 4.1 2.0- 8.3
Robeson 370 361 98.1 95.9-99.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1
Rowan 443 433 97.2 94.6-98.6 10 2.8 1.4- 5.4
Union 434 426 97.8 95.1-99.0 8 2.2 1.0- 4.9
Wake 592 570 97.0 95.3-98.1 22 3.0 1.9- 4.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 359 335 93.2 89.5-95.6 24 6.8 4.4-10.5
Northeast Partnership II 481 469 97.8 95.9-98.8 12 2.2 1.2- 4.1
Northeast Partnership I 394 388 98.9 97.4-99.6 6 1.1 0.4- 2.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 364 354 96.8 93.9-98.4 10 3.2 1.6- 6.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 468 457 98.1 96.0-99.1 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 412 398 96.2 93.4-97.9 14 3.8 2.1- 6.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 408 399 98.0 96.1-99.0 9 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 454 436 96.1 93.3-97.8 18 3.9 2.2- 6.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 537 518 95.8 92.8-97.6 19 4.2 2.4- 7.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 359 355 98.3 95.3-99.4 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 361 351 96.4 92.6-98.3 10 3.6 1.7- 7.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 423 412 96.5 93.3-98.2 11 3.5 1.8- 6.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 596 578 97.2 95.0-98.5 18 2.8 1.5- 5.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 992 962 97.1 95.7-98.1 30 2.9 1.9- 4.3
No 13,923 13,484 96.8 96.4-97.1 439 3.2 2.9- 3.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,992 4,829 96.7 96.0-97.2 163 3.3 2.8- 4.0
Piedmont 8,300 8,046 96.9 96.4-97.3 254 3.1 2.7- 3.6
Western NC 1,623 1,571 96.5 95.2-97.5 52 3.5 2.5- 4.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 936 902 96.8 95.1-97.8 34 3.2 2.2- 4.9
Northwest 2,882 2,804 96.8 95.7-97.6 78 3.2 2.4- 4.3
Charlotte 2,214 2,149 96.5 95.3-97.3 65 3.5 2.7- 4.7
Greensboro 1,936 1,865 96.7 95.6-97.6 71 3.3 2.4- 4.4
Southern Regional 1,562 1,520 97.8 96.9-98.5 42 2.2 1.5- 3.1
Coastal 751 718 95.6 93.6-97.0 33 4.4 3.0- 6.4
Wake 2,035 1,979 97.4 96.4-98.1 56 2.6 1.9- 3.6
Area L 591 577 97.5 95.5-98.7 14 2.5 1.3- 4.5
Eastern 1,878 1,806 95.8 94.5-96.8 72 4.2 3.2- 5.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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