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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,233 6,747 42.9 41.8-43.9 10,486 57.1 56.1-58.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 462 172 40.9 35.1-46.9 290 59.1 53.1-64.9
Buncombe 453 204 47.4 41.4-53.5 249 52.6 46.5-58.6
Cabarrus 422 172 45.2 39.1-51.5 250 54.8 48.5-60.9
Catawba 447 162 40.4 34.7-46.4 285 59.6 53.6-65.3
Cumberland 456 188 45.1 39.4-50.9 268 54.9 49.1-60.6
Davidson 459 151 37.1 31.3-43.3 308 62.9 56.7-68.7
Durham 463 222 49.3 43.4-55.3 241 50.7 44.7-56.6
Forsyth 457 207 49.0 43.1-54.9 250 51.0 45.1-56.9
Gaston 448 146 34.6 28.8-40.9 302 65.4 59.1-71.2
Guilford 470 213 45.0 39.3-50.7 257 55.0 49.3-60.7
Iredell 406 171 45.6 39.7-51.6 235 54.4 48.4-60.3
Johnston 389 131 39.1 32.6-45.9 258 60.9 54.1-67.4
Mecklenburg 881 495 58.4 54.2-62.4 386 41.6 37.6-45.8
New Hanover 448 244 54.2 48.4-59.9 204 45.8 40.1-51.6
Onslow 397 165 50.5 43.9-57.0 232 49.5 43.0-56.1
Orange 420 270 63.2 56.7-69.3 150 36.8 30.7-43.3
Pitt 443 160 36.4 31.0-42.1 283 63.6 57.9-69.0
Randolph 456 129 31.8 26.7-37.3 327 68.2 62.7-73.3
Robeson 446 113 29.8 24.4-35.8 333 70.2 64.2-75.6
Rowan 475 147 36.4 30.7-42.6 328 63.6 57.4-69.3
Union 382 144 40.8 35.0-46.8 238 59.2 53.2-65.0
Wake 859 492 58.2 53.8-62.4 367 41.8 37.6-46.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 470 228 48.6 42.7-54.5 242 51.4 45.5-57.3
Northeast Partnership II 512 159 32.9 28.0-38.2 353 67.1 61.8-72.0
Northeast Partnership I 518 152 35.1 29.7-41.0 366 64.9 59.0-70.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 424 142 39.0 33.1-45.2 282 61.0 54.8-66.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 527 145 34.1 28.3-40.4 382 65.9 59.6-71.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 430 169 41.9 36.4-47.6 261 58.1 52.4-63.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 480 150 33.5 28.3-39.1 330 66.5 60.9-71.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 525 238 44.2 39.0-49.5 287 55.8 50.5-61.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 651 201 34.4 29.1-40.1 450 65.6 59.9-70.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 470 134 33.6 28.3-39.3 336 66.4 60.7-71.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 409 123 33.3 27.3-39.8 286 66.7 60.2-72.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 511 149 30.5 25.7-35.7 362 69.5 64.3-74.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 767 259 34.8 30.4-39.4 508 65.2 60.6-69.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,187 393 37.5 33.9-41.3 794 62.5 58.7-66.1
No 16,046 6,354 43.2 42.1-44.2 9,692 56.8 55.8-57.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,558 2,025 40.1 38.3-41.9 3,533 59.9 58.1-61.7
Piedmont 9,671 4,042 46.1 44.8-47.5 5,629 53.9 52.5-55.2
Western NC 2,004 680 36.1 33.3-38.9 1,324 63.9 61.1-66.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,220 463 38.8 35.3-42.5 757 61.2 57.5-64.7
Northwest 3,283 1,134 38.0 35.8-40.3 2,149 62.0 59.7-64.2
Charlotte 2,550 1,084 47.0 44.4-49.6 1,466 53.0 50.4-55.6
Greensboro 2,224 937 43.5 40.6-46.4 1,287 56.5 53.6-59.4
Southern Regional 1,792 620 40.1 36.6-43.7 1,172 59.9 56.3-63.4
Coastal 875 412 45.9 41.9-50.0 463 54.1 50.0-58.1
Wake 2,419 1,081 50.6 47.8-53.3 1,338 49.4 46.7-52.2
Area L 702 214 34.5 29.9-39.4 488 65.5 60.6-70.1
Eastern 2,168 802 40.0 37.3-42.8 1,366 60.0 57.2-62.7

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** 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.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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