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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 6,444 1,995 26.5 25.1-27.9 1,798 25.9 24.5-27.3 1,082 18.2 17.0-19.6 445 7.5 6.7- 8.4 1,124 21.9 20.5-23.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 165 55 25.6 19.0-33.5 45 33.2 24.1-43.6 25 12.8 8.1-19.4 12 9.0 4.4-17.3 28 19.5 12.6-28.9
Buncombe 196 65 27.2 20.8-34.8 53 22.4 16.5-29.6 50 31.7 23.6-41.2 8 4.3 2.0- 8.8 20 14.4 8.9-22.4
Cabarrus 161 53 28.1 20.8-36.7 45 24.3 17.7-32.3 20 14.7 8.9-23.2 10 5.0 2.6- 9.3 33 28.0 19.1-39.1
Catawba 159 59 31.0 23.0-40.4 35 19.7 13.5-27.9 25 15.4 9.5-24.0 13 9.1 4.6-17.2 27 24.7 16.1-36.0
Cumberland 178 60 28.4 21.2-37.0 43 21.2 15.0-29.1 27 19.7 12.2-30.3 13 9.0 4.7-16.5 35 21.7 15.3-29.8
Davidson 145 41 23.1 16.3-31.7 39 20.3 14.2-28.1 18 11.7 6.7-19.6 9 6.5 3.2-12.7 38 38.4 28.0-50.0
Durham 215 63 25.0 18.9-32.3 66 32.0 24.7-40.4 37 14.8 9.7-22.1 13 6.9 3.8-12.1 36 21.3 15.2-28.9
Forsyth 203 75 31.1 23.6-39.8 57 29.7 22.3-38.3 34 14.8 10.2-21.0 12 8.0 3.9-15.6 25 16.4 10.0-25.7
Gaston 139 45 25.9 18.7-34.6 42 25.8 18.1-35.4 18 11.5 7.0-18.3 6 4.0 1.6- 9.6 28 32.8 21.5-46.6
Guilford 208 75 30.4 23.8-37.9 49 22.1 15.9-29.9 43 20.7 14.6-28.4 9 4.0 1.9- 8.2 32 22.8 15.5-32.4
Iredell 161 52 26.8 19.6-35.4 45 26.3 19.4-34.6 21 12.4 7.6-19.4 12 8.1 4.3-14.7 31 26.5 18.6-36.1
Johnston 123 29 18.3 11.9-27.2 35 22.1 15.2-31.0 25 20.9 12.8-32.3 9 11.9 5.6-23.5 25 26.7 16.7-39.8
Mecklenburg 477 140 26.3 22.0-31.3 129 23.5 19.4-28.2 108 24.9 20.1-30.4 30 6.2 4.2- 9.2 70 19.0 14.7-24.2
New Hanover 239 70 26.3 20.6-33.0 80 26.6 20.8-33.3 44 21.0 14.9-28.7 15 5.9 3.4-10.2 30 20.1 14.0-28.0
Onslow 152 40 23.5 14.0-36.8 44 21.3 15.0-29.5 18 13.5 7.8-22.2 15 13.4 7.1-23.8 35 28.2 19.5-39.0
Orange 261 83 24.8 19.4-31.2 79 29.2 22.4-37.1 40 17.5 12.4-24.1 21 7.8 4.8-12.4 38 20.6 14.7-28.1
Pitt 154 46 26.5 19.6-34.8 45 27.9 20.5-36.8 24 15.7 10.1-23.6 11 10.3 5.1-19.9 28 19.6 13.3-27.8
Randolph 116 41 28.3 20.4-37.8 26 20.2 12.8-30.5 15 11.7 6.4-20.3 5 8.2 3.1-20.0 29 31.5 22.2-42.6
Robeson 106 25 19.8 12.0-30.9 25 20.7 13.2-31.1 14 14.0 7.6-24.4 13 10.9 5.8-19.6 29 34.6 23.9-47.0
Rowan 141 49 30.9 21.1-42.7 42 28.3 19.3-39.5 24 18.5 11.8-27.9 8 4.4 2.0- 9.4 18 17.9 10.5-28.8
Union 138 39 25.0 17.7-34.0 50 28.4 21.0-37.1 15 13.6 7.5-23.3 10 10.6 5.5-19.3 24 22.4 14.9-32.3
Wake 468 133 24.0 19.8-28.7 129 29.4 24.4-35.1 92 19.2 15.4-23.5 41 9.0 6.4-12.5 73 18.4 14.3-23.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 216 59 20.7 15.4-27.3 62 25.0 19.2-32.0 35 17.7 12.3-24.7 11 6.6 2.7-15.0 49 30.0 22.7-38.6
Northeast Partnership II 150 44 27.5 20.0-36.6 55 38.0 28.4-48.6 24 17.2 10.9-26.2 10 5.8 2.8-11.6 17 11.5 6.6-19.0
Northeast Partnership I 145 45 28.9 18.7-41.8 36 20.3 14.0-28.4 19 15.1 9.1-23.9 14 10.9 5.8-19.7 31 24.9 17.2-34.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 134 38 23.0 16.1-31.6 43 32.5 23.6-43.0 21 18.8 11.4-29.4 13 8.9 4.8-16.1 19 16.8 10.5-25.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 138 38 27.1 18.1-38.5 34 22.9 15.1-33.0 31 25.8 15.2-40.1 10 5.4 2.7-10.4 25 18.9 11.0-30.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 161 41 20.7 15.1-27.8 48 28.7 21.3-37.5 27 17.9 11.8-26.2 14 10.8 6.1-18.3 31 21.8 15.2-30.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 144 48 30.7 22.2-40.8 38 25.5 17.4-35.9 23 16.7 10.3-25.9 11 7.3 3.7-13.9 24 19.7 12.8-29.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 230 77 32.7 25.9-40.2 72 29.3 23.1-36.4 31 11.8 8.1-17.0 18 7.8 4.7-12.7 32 18.4 12.6-26.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 188 60 25.9 18.3-35.2 37 15.2 10.4-21.8 28 13.4 8.5-20.5 14 9.4 4.9-17.4 49 36.1 27.0-46.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 126 50 30.7 22.5-40.3 29 26.0 17.2-37.4 19 19.0 11.7-29.4 9 7.8 3.8-15.3 19 16.5 9.8-26.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 121 36 23.1 15.8-32.6 35 19.4 13.1-27.8 19 15.3 9.3-24.3 6 3.3 1.4- 7.9 25 38.8 26.3-53.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 139 43 27.2 19.7-36.3 32 27.0 18.6-37.4 26 16.3 10.4-24.8 9 5.9 2.9-11.7 29 23.5 16.2-32.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 247 78 29.8 23.4-37.1 74 26.5 20.5-33.5 42 14.2 9.8-20.1 11 8.1 4.2-14.9 42 21.4 14.7-30.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 370 102 24.5 19.1-30.8 115 28.9 23.5-35.1 53 16.0 11.7-21.4 27 6.4 4.1- 9.9 73 24.3 19.0-30.5
No 6,074 1,893 26.6 25.2-28.0 1,683 25.7 24.3-27.2 1,029 18.4 17.0-19.8 418 7.5 6.7- 8.5 1,051 21.8 20.3-23.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,922 543 24.6 22.1-27.3 547 24.8 22.4-27.3 311 19.1 16.4-22.1 149 8.5 6.9-10.3 372 23.0 20.5-25.8
Piedmont 3,867 1,241 26.9 25.2-28.7 1,066 26.5 24.6-28.4 645 17.7 16.1-19.3 267 7.4 6.4- 8.5 648 21.6 19.8-23.5
Western NC 655 211 28.3 24.4-32.6 185 25.4 21.5-29.9 126 19.2 15.7-23.4 29 5.8 3.7- 8.9 104 21.2 16.9-26.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 443 143 28.8 24.1-34.0 127 24.9 20.5-29.9 92 21.2 16.7-26.5 19 6.6 3.9-10.8 62 18.6 13.8-24.7
Northwest 1,093 369 28.6 25.3-32.1 292 25.6 22.3-29.3 166 14.6 12.2-17.3 70 7.0 5.1- 9.4 196 24.3 20.7-28.2
Charlotte 1,032 317 26.0 22.9-29.3 286 24.0 21.0-27.3 182 20.5 17.3-24.2 66 6.4 4.8- 8.4 181 23.1 19.7-27.0
Greensboro 896 307 29.0 25.4-33.0 239 24.7 21.1-28.8 144 17.8 14.4-21.7 61 6.7 4.9- 9.1 145 21.7 17.7-26.3
Southern Regional 590 172 25.1 20.3-30.7 148 21.6 17.4-26.6 92 19.8 14.0-27.2 46 7.4 5.1-10.6 132 26.0 20.9-31.9
Coastal 400 111 23.8 19.5-28.6 127 27.5 22.7-33.0 71 20.3 15.6-26.0 29 8.2 5.4-12.2 62 20.2 15.7-25.6
Wake 1,031 294 23.9 20.9-27.2 301 30.1 26.4-34.0 188 17.8 15.1-20.9 79 8.7 6.8-11.2 169 19.5 16.4-23.0
Area L 200 65 31.0 23.1-40.1 55 22.7 16.7-30.0 30 19.9 13.0-29.2 17 8.5 4.8-14.7 33 17.9 12.3-25.3
Eastern 759 217 25.0 21.2-29.3 223 26.9 23.1-30.9 117 16.6 13.5-20.3 58 8.6 6.1-12.0 144 22.9 19.1-27.1

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*This question 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: 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.

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