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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,631 4,556 79.6 78.2-80.9 396 7.5 6.6- 8.4 222 4.0 3.4- 4.7 310 6.1 5.4- 7.0 147 2.9 2.4- 3.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 138 108 74.7 64.2-83.0 14 11.8 6.6-20.3 5 5.9 1.8-17.3 9 6.8 3.2-14.1 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0
Buncombe 173 145 82.0 74.5-87.6 9 5.5 2.8-10.8 4 2.0 0.7- 5.8 12 7.9 4.4-13.9 3 2.6 0.8- 7.9
Cabarrus 163 135 82.8 74.9-88.6 13 9.8 5.3-17.5 8 3.8 1.8- 8.2 4 2.0 0.6- 6.2 3 1.5 0.5- 4.8
Catawba 140 117 75.2 62.9-84.4 10 9.3 4.7-17.5 3 3.2 0.9-10.8 6 5.4 2.2-12.8 4 6.9 1.7-24.1
Cumberland 170 143 82.9 75.3-88.5 8 5.3 2.5-11.0 8 3.7 1.7- 8.0 6 4.4 1.9- 9.7 5 3.6 1.4- 9.4
Davidson 113 91 80.1 70.5-87.1 8 7.8 3.6-16.2 2 2.5 0.6- 9.7 9 7.0 3.6-13.2 3 2.6 0.7- 8.7
Durham 199 167 80.9 73.5-86.6 13 7.7 4.4-13.3 9 4.5 2.3- 8.7 8 5.5 2.6-11.6 2 1.4 0.3- 6.1
Forsyth 189 155 80.3 73.0-86.1 14 8.8 5.1-14.7 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8 10 6.1 3.1-11.8 5 2.5 0.9- 6.5
Gaston 100 80 79.0 68.8-86.6 9 8.7 4.3-16.8 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 4 5.9 2.2-14.8 6 5.8 2.4-13.3
Guilford 181 146 80.2 72.7-86.0 15 8.9 5.1-15.1 7 4.0 1.8- 8.8 8 4.1 1.8- 8.9 5 2.8 1.1- 6.8
Iredell 165 128 78.5 70.9-84.5 22 13.5 8.7-20.5 8 4.6 2.2- 9.3 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8 2 1.1 0.3- 4.7
Johnston 151 118 73.6 64.2-81.3 9 9.3 4.7-17.4 10 6.7 3.3-12.8 7 6.3 2.7-13.9 7 4.1 1.9- 8.7
Mecklenburg 356 281 77.5 72.2-82.1 23 7.8 5.1-11.8 19 5.2 3.1- 8.4 25 7.6 5.0-11.5 8 1.8 0.9- 3.9
New Hanover 196 158 76.5 68.4-83.0 12 8.1 4.3-15.0 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5 18 10.3 6.2-16.8 5 3.7 1.4- 9.2
Onslow 160 126 73.5 64.0-81.2 10 7.1 3.7-13.1 7 4.3 1.9- 9.3 12 9.7 4.9-18.4 5 5.4 2.0-13.7
Orange 240 191 77.7 71.1-83.2 19 9.7 6.0-15.2 11 4.3 2.2- 8.1 15 6.9 4.0-11.6 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9
Pitt 163 124 73.6 65.0-80.7 12 8.0 4.3-14.4 11 5.5 3.0-10.1 9 6.2 3.1-12.0 7 6.7 3.0-14.1
Randolph 103 82 75.0 62.9-84.1 5 4.7 1.9-11.3 5 4.5 1.7-11.7 9 13.1 6.1-25.8 2 2.7 0.6-10.9
Robeson 88 64 74.5 63.1-83.4 9 11.8 6.0-21.8 6 3.8 1.6- 9.0 7 8.6 3.8-18.5 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8
Rowan 143 113 71.9 61.4-80.4 8 5.6 2.5-11.8 5 5.6 1.9-15.0 14 13.7 7.8-23.0 3 3.3 0.9-11.8
Union 166 141 84.6 77.3-89.9 8 3.3 1.6- 6.9 8 5.1 2.4-10.4 7 5.8 2.6-12.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7
Wake 333 278 82.9 77.7-87.0 21 6.5 4.1-10.2 11 3.3 1.7- 6.4 15 5.7 3.4- 9.6 8 1.6 0.7- 3.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 159 127 79.6 71.6-85.8 13 8.9 4.7-16.1 5 2.9 1.1- 7.2 10 6.5 3.5-12.0 4 2.1 0.7- 5.9
Northeast Partnership II 125 105 83.4 74.8-89.5 8 6.3 3.0-12.8 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1 8 6.3 3.0-12.8 2 1.9 0.4- 9.1
Northeast Partnership I 97 85 88.9 80.2-94.1 4 3.9 1.4-11.0 4 3.4 1.1- 9.9 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 109 89 78.3 67.8-86.1 10 9.5 4.9-17.7 5 4.7 1.9-11.2 3 3.7 1.1-11.7 2 3.8 0.9-14.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 137 111 81.1 72.3-87.6 6 4.3 1.8- 9.8 7 6.8 2.9-15.1 10 5.3 2.7-10.2 3 2.5 0.7- 8.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 159 130 76.9 67.4-84.2 7 4.1 1.9- 8.5 5 3.4 1.4- 8.2 10 10.7 5.2-20.8 7 4.9 2.2-10.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 130 108 84.7 76.8-90.2 11 9.1 4.8-16.5 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8 2 1.3 0.3- 5.7 6 2.7 1.2- 6.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 201 169 79.2 70.3-86.0 17 12.0 6.5-21.0 7 4.2 1.8- 9.3 7 4.3 1.9- 9.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 165 115 70.0 60.8-77.8 21 11.3 6.7-18.3 9 6.4 3.0-13.2 11 5.5 2.7-10.6 9 6.9 3.0-15.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 97 78 77.7 67.0-85.7 7 7.9 3.5-16.7 3 3.2 1.0- 9.8 5 5.1 2.1-12.2 4 6.1 2.2-15.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 107 89 79.1 67.0-87.6 5 4.9 2.0-11.7 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 5 6.5 2.1-18.6 6 8.3 3.2-20.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 121 93 74.3 64.2-82.4 8 6.1 2.8-12.8 8 6.9 3.3-13.8 8 9.2 4.4-18.0 4 3.4 1.0-11.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 194 166 85.8 78.6-90.8 8 4.4 2.0- 9.2 6 3.8 1.5- 9.2 10 3.1 1.3- 7.4 4 2.9 0.9- 8.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 289 239 80.7 74.6-85.7 18 7.5 4.4-12.7 9 3.3 1.6- 6.6 17 6.4 3.8-10.4 6 2.1 0.9- 5.0
No 5,342 4,317 79.5 78.1-80.9 378 7.5 6.6- 8.4 213 4.0 3.4- 4.7 293 6.1 5.3- 7.0 141 2.9 2.4- 3.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,747 1,387 78.0 75.5-80.3 120 7.2 5.9- 8.8 76 4.2 3.2- 5.5 108 6.9 5.5- 8.6 56 3.7 2.7- 5.0
Piedmont 3,324 2,704 79.8 78.0-81.5 248 8.1 7.0- 9.4 130 4.0 3.2- 4.9 169 5.9 4.9- 7.0 73 2.2 1.7- 3.0
Western NC 560 465 81.5 77.1-85.2 28 5.1 3.4- 7.8 16 3.4 1.9- 6.1 33 5.8 3.8- 8.6 18 4.2 2.4- 7.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 361 306 84.8 79.7-88.8 17 4.9 2.9- 8.3 10 3.3 1.5- 6.9 21 4.2 2.5- 6.8 7 2.9 1.2- 6.7
Northwest 983 791 77.3 73.7-80.6 77 8.5 6.6-11.0 29 3.2 2.1- 4.9 56 6.6 4.8- 9.0 30 4.4 2.8- 6.9
Charlotte 888 721 79.1 75.5-82.3 60 7.4 5.5- 9.9 41 4.6 3.2- 6.6 45 6.7 4.8- 9.2 21 2.2 1.3- 3.7
Greensboro 785 625 77.8 73.7-81.4 64 9.0 6.6-12.0 32 4.4 2.9- 6.8 48 6.2 4.4- 8.8 16 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Southern Regional 521 408 78.2 73.5-82.3 40 7.2 5.0-10.4 30 5.3 3.5- 8.0 29 6.6 4.1-10.4 14 2.7 1.4- 5.1
Coastal 349 285 78.4 72.6-83.3 18 5.7 3.4- 9.4 9 3.7 1.6- 8.1 25 7.9 5.2-12.0 12 4.3 2.3- 7.8
Wake 874 726 82.0 78.5-85.1 58 7.5 5.5-10.1 34 3.6 2.3- 5.4 33 5.1 3.4- 7.6 23 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Area L 158 127 76.7 68.0-83.7 14 9.2 5.2-15.7 7 5.4 2.5-11.0 5 3.7 1.4- 9.7 5 5.0 1.9-12.4
Eastern 680 544 79.4 75.4-82.9 44 6.8 4.8- 9.5 27 3.3 2.2- 5.1 46 7.3 5.2-10.2 19 3.2 1.9- 5.2

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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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