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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 6,537 3,065 41.3 39.7-42.8 2,041 32.1 30.6-33.7 726 12.8 11.6-14.0 286 4.8 4.1- 5.6 419 9.0 8.0-10.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 169 79 39.6 31.1-48.8 56 37.5 28.4-47.7 15 8.4 4.8-14.3 8 5.9 2.8-12.0 11 8.6 3.9-18.0
Buncombe 200 101 42.5 34.6-50.8 62 31.3 24.1-39.5 25 16.6 10.1-26.2 6 4.0 1.7- 8.9 6 5.6 2.3-13.2
Cabarrus 163 71 37.6 29.3-46.8 53 35.0 26.3-44.9 17 7.6 4.4-13.0 7 3.8 1.7- 8.3 15 15.9 8.9-26.8
Catawba 158 84 43.7 34.4-53.6 43 31.6 22.5-42.3 14 12.4 6.5-22.4 6 2.4 1.0- 5.4 11 9.9 5.3-17.9
Cumberland 184 90 45.2 36.4-54.2 55 29.2 21.9-37.7 25 15.8 9.1-25.9 5 3.7 1.1-11.2 9 6.2 3.1-12.3
Davidson 149 60 33.0 24.9-42.2 42 27.8 19.7-37.7 18 14.0 8.0-23.4 7 3.3 1.5- 7.4 22 21.9 13.4-33.6
Durham 215 107 43.5 35.7-51.6 71 35.6 27.8-44.2 22 13.5 8.6-20.3 10 3.9 1.9- 7.5 5 3.7 1.4- 9.4
Forsyth 204 108 48.6 39.8-57.5 60 32.2 24.2-41.2 20 10.9 6.0-19.0 7 2.6 1.1- 6.1 9 5.7 2.6-12.1
Gaston 141 66 39.2 29.6-49.6 37 22.1 15.5-30.6 14 11.0 6.1-19.0 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2 18 23.9 13.1-39.4
Guilford 207 111 47.8 39.5-56.2 59 26.9 20.2-34.9 20 9.9 5.7-16.8 8 4.6 2.0-10.5 9 10.7 5.1-21.1
Iredell 161 74 40.4 31.8-49.5 45 26.0 19.2-34.2 22 16.7 10.7-25.1 10 7.7 3.8-15.1 10 9.2 4.6-17.7
Johnston 127 48 29.9 21.5-39.9 43 35.4 25.3-47.1 22 22.1 12.7-35.7 5 3.5 1.2- 9.6 9 9.1 4.6-17.0
Mecklenburg 484 235 42.8 37.5-48.1 176 37.8 32.5-43.4 39 10.3 7.2-14.3 20 4.5 2.6- 7.7 14 4.7 2.4- 9.0
New Hanover 241 115 41.4 34.4-48.9 80 27.9 22.1-34.5 31 20.4 14.0-28.7 6 3.2 1.4- 7.3 9 7.0 3.3-14.2
Onslow 161 60 30.9 21.2-42.7 51 25.8 18.7-34.3 17 12.8 7.3-21.5 13 12.4 6.4-22.6 20 18.1 11.0-28.3
Orange 263 132 42.1 35.0-49.5 102 40.8 33.3-48.7 16 9.3 5.2-16.2 8 3.4 1.5- 7.4 5 4.4 1.6-11.1
Pitt 157 78 51.6 42.5-60.5 44 23.9 17.3-32.0 17 11.6 7.0-18.6 7 4.2 1.8- 9.1 11 8.9 4.6-16.4
Randolph 120 46 29.8 21.8-39.2 40 34.9 25.4-45.8 9 11.4 5.7-21.5 13 12.3 6.4-22.2 12 11.6 6.2-20.5
Robeson 109 34 24.6 16.2-35.4 31 26.1 17.4-37.2 16 16.9 9.6-28.1 12 11.6 6.0-21.5 16 20.8 11.8-33.9
Rowan 141 66 36.9 26.8-48.4 43 34.8 24.9-46.2 13 7.6 3.9-14.3 7 5.4 2.5-11.5 12 15.3 8.1-27.2
Union 137 72 46.2 36.7-56.0 41 28.0 20.3-37.3 18 19.7 12.1-30.2 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 4 5.3 2.0-13.5
Wake 475 239 44.0 38.8-49.4 150 35.5 30.2-41.2 53 10.9 8.0-14.6 11 3.4 1.8- 6.5 22 6.2 3.7-10.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 220 99 35.2 28.5-42.6 70 33.9 26.9-41.7 26 13.7 8.6-21.0 10 7.5 3.4-16.1 15 9.7 5.5-16.5
Northeast Partnership II 154 73 40.0 31.2-49.5 49 36.1 26.7-46.7 16 12.7 7.3-21.2 7 3.3 1.5- 7.1 9 7.9 3.7-15.8
Northeast Partnership I 143 66 41.9 31.2-53.5 41 29.4 21.1-39.3 12 9.8 5.5-17.1 11 9.1 4.4-18.0 13 9.7 5.4-17.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 137 54 32.8 24.5-42.3 55 44.7 34.7-55.1 13 8.7 4.8-15.3 6 5.0 2.1-11.5 9 8.8 4.3-17.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 143 53 37.0 26.6-48.7 45 27.8 19.6-37.8 23 17.4 8.3-32.8 7 3.6 1.5- 8.1 15 14.3 7.3-26.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 165 71 37.1 29.4-45.5 51 31.8 23.9-41.0 21 13.3 8.3-20.5 12 8.9 4.9-15.5 10 8.9 4.6-16.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 143 74 47.7 37.7-58.0 44 32.3 23.1-43.1 8 4.0 1.8- 8.5 10 8.1 4.0-15.7 7 7.8 3.4-16.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 232 118 48.9 41.5-56.5 76 30.7 24.5-37.7 26 12.7 8.2-19.2 4 2.0 0.7- 5.2 8 5.6 2.5-12.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 194 89 41.6 32.6-51.1 35 16.7 11.1-24.3 38 17.6 12.3-24.7 8 4.8 2.2-10.3 24 19.3 11.9-29.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 130 63 41.7 32.0-52.1 40 35.3 25.6-46.3 12 13.0 6.9-23.2 6 4.6 1.8-11.3 9 5.4 2.6-10.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 121 56 37.0 26.8-48.4 34 24.9 16.7-35.4 18 20.1 10.3-35.4 4 3.4 1.1-10.6 9 14.7 6.9-28.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 141 58 37.7 28.8-47.5 42 32.0 23.6-41.8 21 14.1 8.7-22.0 8 7.5 3.6-14.9 12 8.7 4.8-15.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 248 115 42.6 35.2-50.4 75 28.7 22.2-36.1 29 13.1 8.3-20.0 9 5.7 2.5-12.2 20 10.0 5.3-18.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 375 168 36.9 31.0-43.1 116 34.3 28.3-40.8 35 10.2 7.1-14.5 23 6.3 3.8-10.3 33 12.3 8.3-17.8
No 6,162 2,897 41.5 39.9-43.1 1,925 32.0 30.5-33.6 691 12.9 11.7-14.2 263 4.7 4.1- 5.5 386 8.8 7.8-10.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,969 848 37.6 34.8-40.5 612 30.7 28.1-33.4 255 15.3 12.9-18.1 102 5.9 4.6- 7.6 152 10.5 8.6-12.7
Piedmont 3,907 1,903 42.8 40.8-44.9 1,226 33.1 31.1-35.2 391 11.3 10.0-12.7 161 4.3 3.6- 5.3 226 8.4 7.1- 9.9
Western NC 661 314 41.6 37.0-46.4 203 30.6 26.3-35.3 80 14.4 10.9-18.8 23 4.7 2.9- 7.6 41 8.6 5.8-12.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 448 216 42.6 37.1-48.3 137 29.7 24.8-35.2 54 14.5 10.4-19.9 15 5.0 2.7- 9.0 26 8.2 4.8-13.6
Northwest 1,102 523 41.4 37.6-45.3 321 31.0 27.4-34.9 122 12.9 10.2-16.1 49 4.2 3.0- 5.9 87 10.5 8.2-13.4
Charlotte 1,044 498 40.9 37.2-44.6 333 33.8 30.2-37.7 110 11.7 9.4-14.5 41 4.6 3.1- 6.7 62 9.0 6.5-12.2
Greensboro 906 449 44.7 40.3-49.1 292 30.8 26.9-35.0 77 10.8 8.1-14.4 42 4.9 3.3- 7.3 46 8.8 5.9-13.1
Southern Regional 607 261 39.5 33.8-45.6 171 26.4 21.9-31.5 91 16.6 11.3-23.7 28 4.3 2.6- 6.9 56 13.2 9.1-18.7
Coastal 405 183 38.6 33.3-44.2 134 31.4 26.2-37.2 52 17.1 12.8-22.5 17 5.6 3.4- 9.1 19 7.3 4.5-11.7
Wake 1,043 504 42.4 38.6-46.2 345 36.2 32.3-40.2 110 11.2 9.0-13.9 38 3.9 2.6- 5.9 46 6.3 4.4- 8.9
Area L 205 87 38.2 30.1-47.2 69 35.1 27.1-44.0 24 13.7 8.9-20.6 11 5.3 2.6-10.5 14 7.6 4.1-13.8
Eastern 777 344 38.2 34.0-42.6 239 31.2 27.2-35.5 86 12.4 9.6-15.8 45 7.5 5.1-11.0 63 10.6 8.0-14.0

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* This question was 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.

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

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