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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

On the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,642 2,572 43.5 41.9-45.2 1,842 32.5 31.0-34.0 637 12.1 11.1-13.3 257 5.1 4.4- 6.0 334 6.7 5.9- 7.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 138 66 41.8 32.6-51.6 39 29.0 20.9-38.8 15 11.4 6.7-18.8 11 8.3 4.5-14.9 7 9.4 3.8-21.7
Buncombe 171 79 42.8 34.9-51.1 55 33.3 25.8-41.6 23 14.3 9.3-21.3 8 5.1 2.5-10.3 6 4.6 2.0-10.0
Cabarrus 161 67 43.6 35.1-52.4 57 33.6 26.1-41.9 20 14.3 9.0-22.0 7 3.8 1.7- 8.1 10 4.8 2.4- 9.3
Catawba 143 63 37.4 28.8-46.9 50 34.7 26.2-44.3 15 12.1 6.7-20.9 7 5.8 2.4-12.9 8 10.0 3.7-24.7
Cumberland 170 72 39.3 31.5-47.8 57 35.6 27.8-44.3 29 17.9 12.1-25.8 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3 7 5.0 2.3-10.7
Davidson 114 40 35.9 26.5-46.6 43 36.7 26.8-47.8 13 10.2 5.7-17.6 8 8.3 3.9-17.0 10 8.8 4.5-16.5
Durham 200 89 39.9 32.6-47.8 75 39.0 31.6-47.0 18 8.2 4.9-13.3 8 6.6 2.7-15.2 10 6.3 3.1-12.2
Forsyth 188 95 48.8 40.8-56.9 58 31.8 24.6-39.9 16 8.1 4.8-13.3 8 5.4 2.4-11.7 11 5.9 3.0-11.2
Gaston 104 46 43.2 33.1-53.8 29 26.1 17.9-36.4 9 8.7 4.2-17.0 8 8.3 4.1-16.2 12 13.8 7.7-23.4
Guilford 183 84 44.1 36.1-52.3 63 36.3 28.6-44.8 20 9.3 5.7-14.8 6 4.5 1.9-10.2 10 5.8 2.9-11.2
Iredell 165 71 46.6 38.3-55.1 53 27.6 21.0-35.4 31 18.1 12.3-25.7 4 2.4 0.8- 6.6 6 5.3 2.2-12.5
Johnston 150 64 38.6 29.8-48.2 46 28.8 20.8-38.4 16 11.3 6.6-18.9 9 9.0 4.5-17.2 15 12.2 7.0-20.4
Mecklenburg 357 158 42.6 37.1-48.4 132 35.6 30.4-41.3 38 11.9 8.5-16.5 16 5.4 3.2- 9.1 13 4.4 2.4- 7.8
New Hanover 201 92 45.2 37.6-53.0 69 31.2 24.5-38.7 18 9.6 5.9-15.4 13 7.5 4.2-12.9 9 6.5 3.1-13.2
Onslow 159 64 37.4 29.5-45.9 56 34.3 26.7-42.8 17 11.1 6.8-17.7 8 6.8 2.8-15.7 14 10.4 5.6-18.3
Orange 241 117 45.9 38.9-53.1 83 36.9 30.2-44.3 18 7.6 4.5-12.3 12 6.0 3.1-11.3 11 3.6 1.9- 6.6
Pitt 161 70 39.4 31.3-48.2 54 32.2 24.7-40.6 18 12.9 7.5-21.1 9 6.1 2.9-12.1 10 9.5 4.9-17.6
Randolph 106 42 36.5 26.7-47.5 34 27.4 19.2-37.4 14 19.5 11.4-31.2 9 6.3 3.1-12.2 7 10.4 4.6-22.0
Robeson 86 36 40.2 29.0-52.6 19 22.2 13.4-34.4 13 15.8 8.6-27.2 6 7.1 3.0-16.0 12 14.7 7.9-25.5
Rowan 142 63 36.3 28.1-45.5 45 35.3 26.6-45.1 14 12.3 6.8-21.4 10 7.7 3.9-14.7 10 8.3 4.1-16.3
Union 166 94 53.7 44.7-62.5 44 29.0 21.4-38.0 14 10.0 5.7-16.9 6 3.0 1.2- 7.0 8 4.3 2.1- 8.7
Wake 331 153 46.8 40.7-52.9 115 32.0 26.6-37.9 34 10.8 7.5-15.3 12 4.8 2.4- 9.2 17 5.7 3.4- 9.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 161 68 41.2 33.0-49.8 53 31.3 23.9-39.7 25 19.4 13.0-27.9 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0 10 5.4 2.8-10.2
Northeast Partnership II 127 59 42.3 33.2-52.1 40 31.6 23.4-41.1 15 14.0 8.2-23.0 8 7.1 3.3-14.5 5 5.0 1.9-12.2
Northeast Partnership I 99 44 35.5 24.4-48.3 37 36.2 24.7-49.5 10 23.2 9.8-45.7 4 2.6 0.9- 7.5 4 2.5 0.8- 7.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 109 51 40.6 30.6-51.5 32 32.3 22.8-43.5 12 13.3 7.4-22.8 7 5.3 2.4-11.3 7 8.4 3.8-17.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 137 53 31.7 23.9-40.7 48 37.6 28.6-47.4 19 15.7 9.5-24.9 6 5.2 2.2-12.2 11 9.8 4.6-19.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 157 74 42.0 33.6-50.9 52 31.9 24.3-40.6 10 6.8 3.4-13.1 9 8.1 4.1-15.3 12 11.1 5.6-21.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 132 55 37.9 29.5-47.1 46 35.4 27.0-44.8 18 16.6 10.3-25.6 3 4.2 1.3-12.7 10 6.0 3.0-11.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 204 106 47.0 39.2-55.0 63 28.8 22.4-36.2 23 14.4 9.2-21.8 5 5.4 1.8-15.1 7 4.4 1.8-10.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 164 68 36.0 27.9-44.9 48 33.0 25.0-42.2 27 15.6 10.2-23.0 3 2.5 0.8- 7.8 18 12.9 7.4-21.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 96 42 42.8 32.5-53.8 35 35.1 25.5-46.1 11 10.7 5.9-18.8 4 5.5 1.9-14.5 4 5.8 2.2-14.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 107 61 51.7 40.6-62.6 28 25.4 17.3-35.7 10 10.7 5.5-20.0 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 7 11.0 4.5-24.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 119 54 44.6 34.6-55.0 34 26.0 18.0-35.9 18 14.4 8.8-22.8 6 6.4 2.8-14.0 7 8.6 3.8-18.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 193 112 57.5 48.9-65.6 50 26.6 19.8-34.8 16 8.3 4.4-15.3 6 2.5 0.9- 6.9 9 5.1 2.2-11.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 293 125 36.7 30.5-43.4 103 34.9 28.6-41.7 35 18.6 12.2-27.3 17 5.5 3.2- 9.2 13 4.3 2.3- 7.8
No 5,349 2,447 43.9 42.2-45.5 1,739 32.4 30.8-34.0 602 11.8 10.8-13.0 240 5.1 4.3- 6.0 321 6.8 6.0- 7.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,749 753 39.1 36.4-41.8 573 32.7 30.1-35.4 210 14.3 12.2-16.8 87 5.5 4.3- 6.9 126 8.4 6.8-10.4
Piedmont 3,339 1,534 44.1 42.0-46.3 1,113 33.4 31.4-35.4 363 11.3 10.0-12.8 149 5.2 4.2- 6.4 180 6.0 5.0- 7.1
Western NC 554 285 49.7 44.7-54.7 156 28.0 23.7-32.9 64 11.5 8.6-15.3 21 3.9 2.4- 6.4 28 6.8 4.4-10.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 358 187 52.1 45.8-58.3 104 29.5 24.1-35.6 39 10.6 7.2-15.5 14 3.4 1.8- 6.4 14 4.3 2.3- 8.1
Northwest 981 446 43.7 39.9-47.5 317 31.4 27.9-35.1 116 11.5 9.4-14.1 46 5.7 4.0- 8.0 56 7.7 5.6-10.7
Charlotte 890 413 43.9 39.9-47.9 293 33.4 29.7-37.3 96 12.2 9.7-15.2 38 4.8 3.2- 7.0 50 5.8 4.1- 8.1
Greensboro 794 369 43.0 38.6-47.4 263 34.9 30.7-39.4 81 10.7 8.3-13.6 42 5.6 3.8- 8.3 39 5.8 3.9- 8.5
Southern Regional 521 236 41.8 37.0-46.8 155 31.1 26.6-36.1 72 14.4 11.1-18.5 16 2.9 1.6- 4.9 42 9.8 6.6-14.1
Coastal 352 162 42.5 36.8-48.5 118 31.6 26.2-37.4 31 10.4 6.9-15.5 23 8.5 5.5-13.0 18 6.9 4.0-11.7
Wake 874 391 43.9 39.8-48.2 296 32.8 29.0-36.8 96 11.2 8.8-14.2 36 5.7 3.8- 8.7 55 6.3 4.5- 8.8
Area L 159 70 38.1 30.0-46.9 54 34.0 25.9-43.2 18 15.3 9.4-23.8 9 4.8 2.4- 9.5 8 7.8 3.7-15.5
Eastern 682 285 38.2 33.9-42.7 235 33.8 29.7-38.2 85 16.5 12.6-21.3 31 4.6 3.1- 6.9 46 6.9 4.9- 9.6

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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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