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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

A drink of alcohol is 1 can or bottle of beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 can or bottle of wine cooler, 1 cocktail, or 1 shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,948 9,273 58.9 57.9-59.9 1,774 12.3 11.6-13.0 1,868 13.8 13.0-14.5 1,537 11.5 10.8-12.2 496 3.6 3.2- 4.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 261 62.4 56.5-68.0 37 10.8 7.3-15.8 49 15.2 11.2-20.3 42 9.7 7.1-13.2 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Buncombe 365 190 50.4 44.6-56.2 48 12.6 9.3-16.9 58 16.0 12.2-20.8 47 14.2 10.6-18.9 22 6.7 4.3-10.2
Cabarrus 427 265 59.2 53.8-64.4 62 15.2 11.6-19.6 59 15.5 11.9-19.9 37 8.9 6.3-12.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5
Catawba 373 229 57.1 50.9-63.1 56 15.6 11.7-20.6 46 13.6 10.0-18.3 31 10.6 6.6-16.7 11 3.0 1.6- 5.5
Cumberland 446 275 61.0 55.7-66.0 74 17.3 13.5-21.8 54 11.9 9.0-15.6 34 8.2 5.6-11.8 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5
Davidson 382 267 68.7 62.8-74.0 28 7.4 4.9-11.1 46 13.0 9.3-18.0 32 8.3 5.7-12.0 9 2.5 1.2- 5.0
Durham 409 206 51.2 45.5-56.9 55 13.7 10.3-18.1 64 15.6 11.8-20.3 75 17.7 14.0-22.2 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5
Forsyth 445 254 54.7 49.4-60.0 49 11.4 8.3-15.3 66 16.2 12.5-20.7 60 14.2 10.9-18.3 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0
Gaston 374 270 70.7 65.2-75.7 37 10.0 7.1-13.8 34 10.1 7.0-14.4 24 6.7 4.4-10.1 9 2.5 1.2- 5.1
Guilford 426 243 55.7 50.1-61.1 41 9.8 6.9-13.6 62 15.3 11.8-19.7 54 13.4 10.0-17.8 26 5.8 3.8- 8.7
Iredell 433 265 62.1 56.7-67.2 52 12.4 9.3-16.5 58 14.1 10.7-18.3 41 8.3 6.0-11.4 17 3.1 1.8- 5.2
Johnston 479 328 65.2 59.6-70.3 45 10.7 7.7-14.7 60 12.9 9.8-16.8 35 8.1 5.3-12.0 11 3.2 1.5- 6.7
Mecklenburg 637 279 42.8 38.5-47.2 105 15.3 12.5-18.5 110 18.3 15.1-22.0 113 18.6 15.5-22.3 30 5.0 3.3- 7.4
New Hanover 372 170 43.6 37.9-49.4 56 14.8 11.3-19.2 57 17.2 13.0-22.5 61 16.5 12.7-21.2 28 7.8 5.2-11.6
Onslow 387 225 54.5 48.8-60.0 60 14.7 11.4-18.9 53 15.7 12.0-20.4 36 10.6 7.4-15.1 13 4.4 2.3- 8.3
Orange 407 165 39.3 33.9-44.9 45 13.0 9.4-17.7 85 19.8 15.7-24.5 95 23.3 19.0-28.2 17 4.6 2.8- 7.6
Pitt 378 215 54.6 48.8-60.3 54 13.8 10.4-18.0 55 16.4 12.4-21.5 38 10.5 7.3-14.7 16 4.7 2.7- 8.0
Randolph 344 241 71.3 65.4-76.5 43 11.6 8.3-16.0 31 8.2 5.5-12.1 25 7.2 4.6-11.0 4 1.6 0.4- 6.0
Robeson 373 284 74.2 68.6-79.2 35 11.4 7.8-16.2 28 7.0 4.6-10.4 19 5.2 3.2- 8.4 7 2.2 1.0- 5.0
Rowan 442 301 65.8 60.4-70.8 57 13.5 10.2-17.6 43 9.5 6.8-13.1 31 7.7 5.1-11.5 10 3.5 1.8- 6.8
Union 434 268 59.0 53.3-64.4 60 13.2 10.0-17.2 60 16.4 12.4-21.3 34 8.5 5.7-12.4 12 3.0 1.6- 5.5
Wake 594 261 42.7 38.2-47.4 100 17.7 14.4-21.5 116 20.7 17.1-24.8 100 16.0 12.9-19.6 17 3.0 1.8- 4.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 359 198 54.5 48.5-60.3 39 9.4 6.8-13.0 46 13.7 10.1-18.4 52 15.8 11.9-20.8 24 6.5 4.1-10.1
Northeast Partnership II 481 354 73.1 68.4-77.4 37 8.3 5.8-11.6 42 9.9 7.1-13.5 34 6.3 4.4- 9.0 14 2.4 1.4- 4.3
Northeast Partnership I 396 295 69.7 62.6-76.0 35 10.4 7.2-14.8 37 11.7 6.7-19.7 21 5.9 3.7- 9.4 8 2.3 1.1- 5.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 366 255 66.7 60.7-72.2 37 10.3 7.2-14.4 30 8.4 5.7-12.2 31 11.7 7.9-17.1 13 2.9 1.6- 5.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 468 331 72.0 67.1-76.5 55 10.9 8.1-14.4 43 8.0 5.7-11.3 31 7.5 5.0-11.2 8 1.6 0.7- 3.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 414 255 60.4 54.9-65.6 41 9.6 7.0-13.1 48 11.9 8.5-16.5 46 11.7 8.6-15.7 24 6.4 4.2- 9.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 409 276 64.4 59.0-69.4 59 17.2 13.4-21.8 41 10.3 7.3-14.2 23 6.1 4.0- 9.3 10 2.1 1.0- 4.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 452 250 52.4 46.9-57.8 53 11.2 8.4-14.8 62 16.3 12.4-21.2 60 15.0 11.3-19.5 27 5.2 3.5- 7.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 535 373 68.1 63.2-72.6 59 11.8 8.9-15.4 49 8.8 6.4-11.9 41 7.7 5.4-11.0 13 3.6 1.9- 6.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 361 263 70.2 64.6-75.2 28 8.9 6.1-12.9 39 11.7 8.4-16.1 21 5.9 3.7- 9.1 10 3.3 1.7- 6.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 254 72.4 66.7-77.5 36 8.8 6.2-12.5 33 9.4 6.3-13.8 30 7.5 4.9-11.3 7 1.8 0.8- 3.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 425 304 68.1 62.6-73.2 36 8.7 6.0-12.6 41 10.7 7.7-14.7 33 9.7 6.7-13.9 11 2.7 1.4- 5.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 598 403 61.8 56.8-66.6 60 11.4 8.6-15.0 63 12.7 9.6-16.8 50 10.3 7.6-13.8 22 3.6 2.1- 6.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 996 699 66.4 62.6-70.0 87 9.5 7.6-11.9 94 11.4 8.7-14.8 83 9.4 7.4-11.9 33 3.3 2.2- 4.8
No 13,952 8,574 58.4 57.4-59.4 1,687 12.5 11.8-13.2 1,774 13.9 13.2-14.7 1,454 11.6 10.9-12.3 463 3.6 3.2- 4.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,007 3,243 63.5 61.9-65.1 577 11.7 10.7-12.8 562 11.5 10.4-12.6 452 9.8 8.8-10.9 173 3.6 3.0- 4.2
Piedmont 8,311 4,961 55.2 53.8-56.5 1,028 13.1 12.2-14.1 1,118 15.3 14.3-16.4 940 12.8 11.9-13.8 264 3.5 3.1- 4.1
Western NC 1,630 1,069 63.4 60.4-66.2 169 10.6 8.9-12.6 188 12.4 10.5-14.6 145 9.9 8.2-11.9 59 3.7 2.8- 5.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 942 578 58.4 54.4-62.3 105 11.7 9.4-14.5 120 14.0 11.4-17.2 95 11.2 9.0-13.9 44 4.7 3.3- 6.6
Northwest 2,892 1,901 64.8 62.6-66.9 313 10.3 9.1-11.8 345 12.8 11.3-14.4 252 9.3 8.0-10.7 81 2.9 2.2- 3.7
Charlotte 2,217 1,324 53.5 50.9-56.0 294 13.3 11.7-15.2 298 15.6 13.8-17.7 233 13.4 11.7-15.5 68 4.1 3.1- 5.4
Greensboro 1,929 1,142 58.0 55.2-60.8 204 11.1 9.4-13.1 260 13.9 12.0-16.1 251 12.6 10.8-14.7 72 4.3 3.3- 5.7
Southern Regional 1,562 1,041 65.1 62.2-67.9 196 13.5 11.5-15.6 163 10.5 8.8-12.5 125 8.7 7.0-10.6 37 2.2 1.6- 3.2
Coastal 754 399 53.0 48.9-57.1 95 11.9 9.6-14.6 106 14.6 11.8-17.9 103 13.6 11.0-16.7 51 6.9 5.1- 9.3
Wake 2,042 1,161 50.2 47.4-53.1 280 15.8 13.8-18.0 300 17.2 15.0-19.6 247 14.0 12.1-16.2 54 2.7 2.0- 3.8
Area L 594 432 70.1 65.5-74.4 56 10.4 7.8-13.8 52 9.2 6.8-12.2 38 8.0 5.5-11.4 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0
Eastern 1,883 1,196 62.5 59.8-65.2 221 11.0 9.5-12.8 214 11.9 10.0-14.0 181 10.7 9.1-12.7 71 3.9 3.0- 5.1

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^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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