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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,087 15,756 89.5 88.7-90.1 1,331 10.5 9.9-11.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 457 424 91.4 87.2-94.4 33 8.6 5.6-12.8
Buncombe 450 424 91.4 87.1-94.4 26 8.6 5.6-12.9
Cabarrus 417 371 84.7 78.7-89.3 46 15.3 10.7-21.3
Catawba 443 418 89.5 83.7-93.4 25 10.5 6.6-16.3
Cumberland 450 416 89.6 84.4-93.3 34 10.4 6.7-15.6
Davidson 455 415 86.2 80.2-90.6 40 13.8 9.4-19.8
Durham 462 414 86.8 82.3-90.2 48 13.2 9.8-17.7
Forsyth 455 421 90.4 85.4-93.8 34 9.6 6.2-14.6
Gaston 444 407 88.2 81.6-92.6 37 11.8 7.4-18.4
Guilford 469 431 88.2 83.0-92.0 38 11.8 8.0-17.0
Iredell 402 358 85.7 80.5-89.7 44 14.3 10.3-19.5
Johnston 386 358 87.3 80.3-92.0 28 12.7 8.0-19.7
Mecklenburg 873 795 88.2 84.7-91.0 78 11.8 9.0-15.3
New Hanover 446 411 88.6 84.1-91.9 35 11.4 8.1-15.9
Onslow 390 351 83.2 76.6-88.2 39 16.8 11.8-23.4
Orange 417 370 85.1 79.8-89.1 47 14.9 10.9-20.2
Pitt 440 407 92.0 88.2-94.6 33 8.0 5.4-11.8
Randolph 448 421 91.9 88.0-94.6 27 8.1 5.4-12.0
Robeson 443 414 90.5 85.8-93.7 29 9.5 6.3-14.2
Rowan 470 445 92.4 88.0-95.3 25 7.6 4.7-12.0
Union 376 347 89.8 85.3-93.0 29 10.2 7.0-14.7
Wake 851 758 87.3 84.1-89.9 93 12.7 10.1-15.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 465 403 82.7 77.4-87.0 62 17.3 13.0-22.6
Northeast Partnership II 507 480 94.2 91.0-96.3 27 5.8 3.7- 9.0
Northeast Partnership I 512 475 90.3 86.5-93.1 37 9.7 6.9-13.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 420 392 90.1 85.3-93.5 28 9.9 6.5-14.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 526 496 92.5 88.0-95.4 30 7.5 4.6-12.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 428 394 91.0 87.2-93.8 34 9.0 6.2-12.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 474 446 92.6 88.9-95.2 28 7.4 4.8-11.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 523 487 91.8 88.2-94.4 36 8.2 5.6-11.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 645 594 89.2 85.1-92.3 51 10.8 7.7-14.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 468 442 92.4 87.8-95.4 26 7.6 4.6-12.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 407 383 87.8 80.4-92.7 24 12.2 7.3-19.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 508 473 91.7 88.3-94.3 35 8.3 5.7-11.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 760 715 92.2 88.3-94.8 45 7.8 5.2-11.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,173 1,079 89.2 86.5-91.4 94 10.8 8.6-13.5
No 15,914 14,677 89.5 88.7-90.2 1,237 10.5 9.8-11.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,510 5,078 89.5 88.2-90.6 432 10.5 9.4-11.8
Piedmont 9,587 8,803 88.9 87.9-89.8 784 11.1 10.2-12.1
Western NC 1,990 1,875 91.6 89.3-93.4 115 8.4 6.6-10.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,210 1,139 91.9 89.1-94.1 71 8.1 5.9-10.9
Northwest 3,259 3,028 89.9 88.1-91.4 231 10.1 8.6-11.9
Charlotte 2,525 2,304 88.2 86.1-90.0 221 11.8 10.0-13.9
Greensboro 2,205 2,037 89.7 87.4-91.7 168 10.3 8.3-12.6
Southern Regional 1,778 1,643 89.6 86.9-91.8 135 10.4 8.2-13.1
Coastal 871 801 90.2 87.6-92.4 70 9.8 7.6-12.4
Wake 2,399 2,189 88.2 86.2-89.9 210 11.8 10.1-13.8
Area L 696 652 91.1 87.6-93.6 44 8.9 6.4-12.4
Eastern 2,144 1,963 88.9 86.9-90.7 181 11.1 9.3-13.1

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*Binge drinkers--adults having five or more drinks on one occasion.

^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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