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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,849 13,783 91.6 91.0-92.2 1,066 8.4 7.8- 9.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 367 90.4 85.5-93.7 30 9.6 6.3-14.5
Buncombe 361 333 91.1 87.1-94.0 28 8.9 6.0-12.9
Cabarrus 427 399 92.9 89.3-95.4 28 7.1 4.6-10.7
Catawba 367 344 89.3 82.8-93.6 23 10.7 6.4-17.2
Cumberland 442 415 93.1 89.8-95.4 27 6.9 4.6-10.2
Davidson 379 357 93.8 90.4-96.1 22 6.2 3.9- 9.6
Durham 404 372 90.8 86.9-93.7 32 9.2 6.3-13.1
Forsyth 441 407 91.1 87.4-93.8 34 8.9 6.2-12.6
Gaston 370 350 94.0 90.6-96.3 20 6.0 3.7- 9.4
Guilford 424 389 91.3 87.6-93.9 35 8.7 6.1-12.4
Iredell 429 392 91.9 88.6-94.2 37 8.1 5.8-11.4
Johnston 477 444 90.8 86.8-93.6 33 9.2 6.4-13.2
Mecklenburg 632 557 87.1 83.8-89.8 75 12.9 10.2-16.2
New Hanover 365 328 87.1 82.1-90.9 37 12.9 9.1-17.9
Onslow 382 349 88.3 83.1-92.0 33 11.7 8.0-16.9
Orange 404 355 86.5 82.1-89.9 49 13.5 10.1-17.9
Pitt 378 339 88.0 83.5-91.4 39 12.0 8.6-16.5
Randolph 341 321 93.2 88.8-95.9 20 6.8 4.1-11.2
Robeson 371 347 93.5 90.0-95.8 24 6.5 4.2-10.0
Rowan 442 413 90.4 85.8-93.6 29 9.6 6.4-14.2
Union 434 409 93.7 90.4-95.9 25 6.3 4.1- 9.6
Wake 592 537 90.1 86.9-92.6 55 9.9 7.4-13.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 355 324 91.1 87.1-93.9 31 8.9 6.1-12.9
Northeast Partnership II 478 458 95.6 93.0-97.2 20 4.4 2.8- 7.0
Northeast Partnership I 390 379 97.0 94.4-98.4 11 3.0 1.6- 5.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 363 343 92.9 88.8-95.6 20 7.1 4.4-11.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 467 441 94.7 91.8-96.6 26 5.3 3.4- 8.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 412 383 90.9 86.4-94.0 29 9.1 6.0-13.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 405 383 94.6 91.5-96.6 22 5.4 3.4- 8.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 447 415 90.1 85.2-93.5 32 9.9 6.5-14.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 534 487 90.6 86.9-93.3 47 9.4 6.7-13.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 360 341 93.4 89.6-95.9 19 6.6 4.1-10.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 342 94.1 89.8-96.6 18 5.9 3.4-10.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 424 396 91.8 88.0-94.6 28 8.2 5.4-12.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 595 567 94.6 91.6-96.5 28 5.4 3.5- 8.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 985 936 93.7 91.5-95.4 49 6.3 4.6- 8.5
No 13,864 12,847 91.5 90.9-92.1 1,017 8.5 7.9- 9.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,968 4,615 92.1 91.1-93.0 353 7.9 7.0- 8.9
Piedmont 8,258 7,640 91.0 90.1-91.8 618 9.0 8.2- 9.9
Western NC 1,623 1,528 93.2 91.4-94.6 95 6.8 5.4- 8.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 935 880 93.7 91.4-95.4 55 6.3 4.6- 8.6
Northwest 2,874 2,683 92.0 90.5-93.2 191 8.0 6.8- 9.5
Charlotte 2,207 2,040 90.3 88.5-91.8 167 9.7 8.2-11.5
Greensboro 1,919 1,760 90.7 88.9-92.3 159 9.3 7.7-11.1
Southern Regional 1,553 1,443 92.4 90.5-93.9 110 7.6 6.1- 9.5
Coastal 745 682 90.0 87.0-92.4 63 10.0 7.6-13.0
Wake 2,028 1,880 91.1 89.2-92.6 148 8.9 7.4-10.8
Area L 588 557 93.1 90.0-95.3 31 6.9 4.7-10.0
Eastern 1,869 1,736 92.5 90.9-93.8 133 7.5 6.2- 9.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
1=Yes = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
No = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past 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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