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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,629 64 0.9 0.7- 1.3 2,124 32.7 31.2-34.3 2,051 31.6 30.1-33.1 1,802 27.4 26.0-28.9 588 7.3 6.6- 8.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 169 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 55 30.3 22.8-39.1 48 30.0 21.6-40.0 51 32.5 23.9-42.5 14 6.7 3.7-12.0
Buncombe 199 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 50 27.0 19.6-36.1 62 31.8 24.6-39.9 71 35.3 27.7-43.8 15 5.3 2.9- 9.4
Cabarrus 170 3 2.8 0.6-11.6 65 32.4 24.9-40.9 56 33.8 25.5-43.2 36 27.6 19.1-38.1 10 3.5 1.8- 6.8
Catawba 161 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 57 34.6 25.9-44.5 50 32.0 23.3-42.1 38 26.2 17.9-36.6 15 6.8 3.9-11.5
Cumberland 185 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 80 45.3 36.3-54.6 51 26.9 20.1-35.1 42 22.3 15.8-30.5 11 4.9 2.5- 9.1
Davidson 148 0 0.0 . - . 64 44.7 34.7-55.2 35 26.2 17.7-36.9 32 18.5 12.5-26.4 17 10.6 5.5-19.5
Durham 220 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 67 30.4 23.5-38.3 66 28.8 22.1-36.4 71 33.1 25.8-41.4 15 7.4 3.7-14.1
Forsyth 206 0 0.0 . - . 56 26.5 19.9-34.4 79 45.8 36.9-54.9 49 21.1 15.4-28.1 22 6.7 4.2-10.4
Gaston 142 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 57 37.2 27.9-47.5 42 28.6 20.5-38.3 30 26.0 15.4-40.5 11 7.1 3.5-13.8
Guilford 210 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 68 32.5 25.1-40.9 56 27.3 20.0-36.0 66 32.0 24.7-40.2 18 7.4 4.4-12.0
Iredell 167 2 1.6 0.4- 6.2 53 31.1 23.2-40.2 62 36.7 28.7-45.5 38 24.7 17.5-33.6 12 5.9 3.3-10.5
Johnston 128 2 4.2 0.7-21.8 37 29.4 20.5-40.3 48 39.3 29.0-50.7 30 21.4 14.5-30.5 11 5.6 2.9-10.6
Mecklenburg 493 7 1.5 0.7- 3.4 135 29.9 24.8-35.6 156 28.5 24.1-33.3 155 33.4 28.5-38.7 40 6.7 4.5- 9.7
New Hanover 241 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 57 27.3 20.6-35.3 67 27.2 20.9-34.5 81 32.9 26.4-40.2 35 12.2 8.3-17.6
Onslow 163 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 62 38.1 27.8-49.6 55 33.5 24.9-43.3 35 23.3 15.3-33.8 10 3.6 1.8- 7.0
Orange 266 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 64 26.4 19.5-34.7 70 25.2 19.5-32.0 106 39.7 32.6-47.2 25 8.2 5.4-12.5
Pitt 159 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 57 33.5 25.6-42.3 42 29.0 21.1-38.4 46 30.5 22.9-39.4 12 6.5 3.5-11.8
Randolph 124 3 2.8 0.6-11.4 41 33.9 24.5-44.7 38 26.7 18.9-36.2 26 25.8 17.3-36.5 16 10.8 6.3-18.0
Robeson 109 2 2.2 0.5- 8.3 42 33.1 23.3-44.6 44 43.5 32.1-55.6 14 15.1 8.2-26.1 7 6.2 2.5-14.5
Rowan 143 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 56 35.5 26.1-46.2 47 40.5 29.4-52.6 31 18.9 12.5-27.5 8 4.5 2.1- 9.4
Union 139 0 0.0 . - . 39 26.9 19.2-36.2 60 45.2 35.7-55.0 32 22.4 15.2-31.7 8 5.6 2.6-11.7
Wake 487 6 0.9 0.4- 2.2 140 31.1 26.2-36.4 149 32.0 27.2-37.3 149 29.2 24.6-34.4 43 6.7 4.8- 9.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 223 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 64 29.1 22.6-36.5 73 38.0 30.2-46.5 60 24.8 18.9-31.8 24 7.5 4.9-11.3
Northeast Partnership II 156 0 0.0 . - . 51 37.8 28.4-48.2 49 29.1 21.2-38.4 42 24.2 17.4-32.6 14 9.0 4.9-15.9
Northeast Partnership I 149 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7 51 35.1 24.7-47.1 39 24.4 16.8-34.0 42 31.3 22.7-41.3 14 7.9 4.5-13.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 138 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 52 36.7 27.7-46.8 41 34.3 24.9-45.1 38 25.6 18.2-34.8 6 2.9 1.3- 6.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 142 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 62 44.9 33.6-56.9 34 28.0 17.4-42.0 27 16.8 9.6-27.8 18 9.9 5.6-17.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 168 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 44 26.8 19.7-35.4 58 37.3 29.1-46.2 48 27.6 20.7-35.7 17 7.4 4.4-12.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 146 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 57 36.0 27.0-46.2 49 39.3 29.5-50.1 29 18.4 12.4-26.5 10 5.9 2.9-11.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 233 2 1.4 0.3- 6.2 56 25.1 19.0-32.5 72 29.7 23.5-36.9 67 29.6 23.2-37.0 36 14.1 9.6-20.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 198 5 2.5 0.8- 7.1 66 32.9 24.5-42.6 65 31.9 24.3-40.7 50 26.5 18.8-35.8 12 6.2 3.0-12.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 133 2 1.6 0.3- 6.9 46 38.2 28.2-49.2 48 33.3 24.7-43.3 29 21.0 14.2-29.9 8 6.0 2.7-12.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 121 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 40 29.0 20.2-39.7 46 39.7 28.5-52.2 26 24.5 14.2-38.9 8 6.1 2.1-16.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 141 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 47 38.8 29.6-49.0 33 22.6 15.6-31.6 43 28.2 20.7-37.1 17 10.1 5.7-17.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 252 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 86 33.7 26.7-41.5 61 25.5 18.6-33.8 72 28.4 21.8-36.1 29 11.2 7.2-17.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 384 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 116 31.9 25.9-38.5 116 29.7 24.2-35.9 111 29.5 24.2-35.3 38 8.5 5.9-12.0
No 6,245 61 1.0 0.7- 1.3 2,008 32.8 31.2-34.4 1,935 31.7 30.1-33.3 1,691 27.3 25.9-28.8 550 7.3 6.5- 8.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,991 18 0.9 0.5- 1.7 670 35.4 32.6-38.4 612 32.0 29.1-35.0 509 24.2 21.9-26.8 182 7.4 6.2- 8.8
Piedmont 3,976 40 1.0 0.7- 1.5 1,244 31.4 29.5-33.4 1,252 32.1 30.2-34.1 1,099 28.5 26.7-30.4 341 6.9 6.1- 7.9
Western NC 662 6 0.8 0.3- 1.8 210 33.6 29.0-38.5 187 27.9 23.7-32.6 194 28.8 24.6-33.4 65 9.0 6.6-12.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 451 5 1.0 0.4- 2.5 136 31.1 25.8-36.9 123 28.0 22.8-33.8 143 31.1 26.0-36.8 44 8.9 6.2-12.6
Northwest 1,112 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6 380 33.4 29.8-37.2 369 35.7 31.9-39.7 255 22.5 19.5-25.9 101 7.7 6.0- 9.9
Charlotte 1,066 14 1.4 0.7- 2.6 326 30.2 26.7-34.0 358 31.5 28.2-35.0 290 31.0 27.4-34.8 78 6.0 4.5- 7.9
Greensboro 918 10 1.2 0.6- 2.3 281 32.9 28.7-37.4 253 27.2 23.2-31.5 283 30.8 26.9-35.0 91 8.0 6.2-10.2
Southern Regional 613 6 0.9 0.3- 2.1 228 39.0 33.2-45.2 191 31.8 25.9-38.3 137 21.0 16.6-26.3 51 7.3 5.2-10.3
Coastal 408 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 99 26.3 21.3-32.0 124 32.0 26.8-37.8 130 30.6 25.7-36.0 53 10.4 7.5-14.3
Wake 1,065 11 1.0 0.5- 2.1 324 31.1 27.6-34.9 338 32.7 29.1-36.5 309 28.7 25.3-32.4 83 6.5 5.0- 8.3
Area L 210 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 78 37.9 29.7-46.9 63 31.3 23.6-40.1 51 23.1 17.0-30.5 16 7.0 4.0-11.9
Eastern 786 7 0.7 0.3- 1.8 272 36.5 32.2-41.1 232 30.9 26.8-35.3 204 24.9 21.4-28.7 71 7.0 5.4- 9.2

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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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