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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,017 16,512 97.1 96.7-97.4 505 2.9 2.6- 3.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 459 444 96.3 92.4-98.2 15 3.7 1.8- 7.6
Buncombe 446 427 95.3 91.6-97.4 19 4.7 2.6- 8.4
Cabarrus 416 404 95.1 90.0-97.7 12 4.9 2.3-10.0
Catawba 443 434 98.1 95.6-99.2 9 1.9 0.8- 4.4
Cumberland 451 445 99.1 97.8-99.7 6 0.9 0.3- 2.2
Davidson 454 434 95.4 91.8-97.5 20 4.6 2.5- 8.2
Durham 457 444 97.9 96.1-98.8 13 2.1 1.2- 3.9
Forsyth 453 438 97.9 96.4-98.8 15 2.1 1.2- 3.6
Gaston 442 426 95.7 92.2-97.7 16 4.3 2.3- 7.8
Guilford 464 450 96.8 93.4-98.4 14 3.2 1.6- 6.6
Iredell 397 385 96.2 92.6-98.1 12 3.8 1.9- 7.4
Johnston 385 378 98.2 95.9-99.2 7 1.8 0.8- 4.1
Mecklenburg 876 844 96.5 94.6-97.7 32 3.5 2.3- 5.4
New Hanover 444 424 95.3 92.3-97.2 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7
Onslow 392 379 95.1 90.6-97.6 13 4.9 2.4- 9.4
Orange 411 387 95.6 93.2-97.2 24 4.4 2.8- 6.8
Pitt 442 426 96.4 93.7-98.0 16 3.6 2.0- 6.3
Randolph 446 432 96.2 93.3-97.8 14 3.8 2.2- 6.7
Robeson 441 432 97.6 94.8-98.9 9 2.4 1.1- 5.2
Rowan 466 460 98.4 96.3-99.3 6 1.6 0.7- 3.7
Union 374 370 99.0 97.2-99.7 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8
Wake 847 817 97.6 96.5-98.4 30 2.4 1.6- 3.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 461 445 97.3 95.4-98.5 16 2.7 1.5- 4.6
Northeast Partnership II 506 498 97.7 95.2-99.0 8 2.3 1.0- 4.8
Northeast Partnership I 511 501 97.6 95.3-98.8 10 2.4 1.2- 4.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 418 412 97.3 93.8-98.8 6 2.7 1.2- 6.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 524 507 97.0 92.6-98.8 17 3.0 1.2- 7.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 427 412 96.7 94.3-98.1 15 3.3 1.9- 5.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 470 462 97.5 94.9-98.8 8 2.5 1.2- 5.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 519 496 96.5 94.3-97.9 23 3.5 2.1- 5.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 647 625 94.8 90.9-97.1 22 5.2 2.9- 9.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 467 458 98.2 96.0-99.2 9 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 406 400 98.8 96.9-99.6 6 1.2 0.4- 3.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 500 488 97.8 96.0-98.8 12 2.2 1.2- 4.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 755 728 97.3 95.7-98.4 27 2.7 1.6- 4.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,169 1,142 97.1 95.6-98.1 27 2.9 1.9- 4.4
No 15,848 15,370 97.1 96.7-97.4 478 2.9 2.6- 3.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,500 5,350 97.2 96.5-97.8 150 2.8 2.2- 3.5
Piedmont 9,539 9,245 97.0 96.5-97.4 294 3.0 2.6- 3.5
Western NC 1,978 1,917 97.2 96.2-98.0 61 2.8 2.0- 3.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,201 1,155 96.7 95.2-97.7 46 3.3 2.3- 4.8
Northwest 3,241 3,158 97.6 96.8-98.1 83 2.4 1.9- 3.2
Charlotte 2,517 2,444 96.6 95.4-97.5 73 3.4 2.5- 4.6
Greensboro 2,189 2,110 96.7 95.4-97.6 79 3.3 2.4- 4.6
Southern Regional 1,780 1,728 96.9 94.8-98.1 52 3.1 1.9- 5.2
Coastal 868 833 96.3 94.6-97.4 35 3.7 2.6- 5.4
Wake 2,387 2,322 97.6 96.8-98.2 65 2.4 1.8- 3.2
Area L 693 683 97.9 95.7-99.0 10 2.1 1.0- 4.3
Eastern 2,141 2,079 97.3 96.3-98.0 62 2.7 2.0- 3.7

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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