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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption"

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,536 5,206 74.9 73.3-76.4 582 10.3 9.4-11.4 297 5.8 5.0- 6.7 312 6.2 5.4- 7.2 139 2.8 2.2- 3.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 165 133 78.8 69.4-85.8 15 9.4 5.4-15.9 5 2.5 0.9- 6.3 10 8.0 3.4-17.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2
Buncombe 200 174 81.8 73.5-87.9 16 9.8 5.8-16.1 4 2.7 1.0- 7.5 5 3.6 1.4- 9.3 1 2.0 0.3-13.1
Cabarrus 164 118 64.6 54.1-73.9 25 17.1 10.8-26.1 8 6.4 2.3-16.2 7 4.1 1.8- 8.8 6 7.8 3.0-19.0
Catawba 157 132 73.5 61.8-82.6 14 15.7 8.3-27.7 5 6.5 2.6-15.4 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 4 3.1 1.0- 9.9
Cumberland 181 147 76.4 66.3-84.2 20 14.9 8.2-25.5 8 5.4 2.6-10.9 3 1.9 0.6- 5.9 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6
Davidson 147 107 62.0 50.6-72.2 13 19.3 10.9-31.7 7 5.7 1.9-15.7 8 5.8 2.2-14.6 12 7.2 3.8-13.3
Durham 220 172 73.1 65.2-79.8 25 12.4 8.1-18.5 10 6.1 3.0-12.0 11 7.3 3.9-13.2 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5
Forsyth 205 171 80.4 71.3-87.1 11 7.2 3.1-15.8 11 7.2 3.4-14.9 9 4.1 2.1- 8.1 3 1.1 0.3- 4.0
Gaston 140 103 64.6 51.3-75.9 17 11.2 6.6-18.5 8 7.9 3.4-17.4 7 5.0 2.3-10.6 5 11.3 3.2-32.8
Guilford 210 172 73.6 64.1-81.3 16 9.1 5.1-15.9 12 7.7 3.8-14.8 8 7.2 3.1-16.1 2 2.3 0.4-11.5
Iredell 165 121 67.8 58.3-75.9 20 12.9 7.8-20.5 9 5.7 2.8-11.0 11 9.0 4.7-16.3 4 4.7 1.5-13.6
Johnston 126 98 65.7 52.5-76.9 12 12.3 6.4-22.3 5 7.4 1.9-25.3 7 10.5 4.3-23.5 4 4.0 1.4-11.0
Mecklenburg 480 402 79.3 73.8-83.9 39 9.8 6.7-14.1 16 3.4 2.0- 5.8 18 5.6 3.1-10.0 5 1.9 0.7- 5.4
New Hanover 241 206 78.8 71.4-84.7 16 9.9 5.8-16.3 9 5.6 2.8-10.8 8 4.8 2.4- 9.3 2 0.9 0.2- 4.6
Onslow 157 118 65.3 54.0-75.2 15 12.1 7.0-20.3 12 13.0 6.4-24.8 10 8.4 4.0-16.7 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5
Orange 266 219 76.2 68.6-82.4 25 12.1 7.9-18.2 8 5.4 2.4-11.8 8 2.8 1.2- 6.4 6 3.5 1.5- 8.1
Pitt 155 122 77.4 68.4-84.4 10 8.5 4.0-17.2 10 5.7 2.9-11.0 10 6.2 3.0-12.3 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8
Randolph 118 91 72.5 61.8-81.1 6 6.0 2.5-13.9 9 8.2 4.0-16.1 6 7.3 3.2-16.0 6 6.0 2.4-13.8
Robeson 108 79 66.0 53.8-76.5 11 9.2 4.9-16.7 4 7.8 2.7-20.4 12 14.8 7.8-26.3 2 2.2 0.5- 8.2
Rowan 141 116 78.4 67.6-86.3 17 13.6 7.4-23.8 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 3 3.5 1.0-11.9 3 3.3 1.1- 9.8
Union 138 109 74.3 64.7-82.0 19 17.3 10.9-26.4 4 2.7 0.9- 7.4 4 3.8 1.4-10.0 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4
Wake 478 385 77.7 72.7-82.1 38 9.2 6.4-13.1 24 5.4 3.4- 8.5 24 6.5 4.1-10.1 7 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 221 159 63.9 55.3-71.8 27 16.4 10.3-25.1 16 8.4 4.9-13.9 16 9.6 5.5-16.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3
Northeast Partnership II 154 127 82.0 73.3-88.3 10 5.4 2.5-11.5 5 3.4 1.3- 8.3 11 8.9 4.5-16.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
Northeast Partnership I 143 106 71.0 61.0-79.3 17 12.9 7.7-20.9 6 4.8 2.1-10.6 9 7.8 3.8-15.3 5 3.6 1.4- 9.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 137 109 74.2 63.8-82.4 7 6.8 2.9-15.1 9 9.6 4.6-19.0 8 5.7 2.6-11.7 4 3.7 1.2-11.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 143 113 78.0 66.5-86.3 12 7.8 3.9-14.7 6 4.3 1.6-10.9 9 4.2 1.9- 9.0 3 5.8 1.4-20.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 166 132 78.2 70.0-84.6 14 6.6 3.7-11.5 8 6.2 3.0-12.4 11 8.7 4.6-15.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 143 115 77.3 67.5-84.8 9 7.0 3.4-14.0 8 4.1 2.0- 8.5 6 7.7 3.2-17.2 5 3.9 1.5- 9.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 234 198 81.2 73.8-86.9 15 7.3 4.0-12.9 9 5.1 2.4-10.5 6 3.6 1.3- 9.6 6 2.8 1.2- 6.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 190 139 67.1 56.4-76.2 17 9.1 5.1-15.8 12 9.0 4.8-16.3 12 6.1 3.2-11.6 10 8.7 3.6-19.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 130 104 77.0 65.6-85.5 11 9.9 4.8-19.3 5 7.4 2.4-20.3 6 3.5 1.5- 8.2 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 120 96 62.4 47.8-75.1 8 12.8 6.0-25.1 7 9.5 3.7-22.2 8 14.9 5.6-34.0 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 145 110 72.7 63.3-80.4 17 15.0 9.1-23.9 5 3.7 1.5- 8.9 9 5.2 2.4-10.9 4 3.4 1.2- 8.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 248 203 76.6 67.4-83.8 18 5.5 3.0- 9.9 11 5.3 2.3-11.8 10 8.1 3.7-16.9 6 4.4 1.5-12.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 376 282 70.6 64.3-76.2 35 8.9 6.0-12.9 19 6.2 3.7-10.0 31 11.8 7.9-17.3 9 2.6 1.2- 5.3
No 6,160 4,924 75.1 73.5-76.6 547 10.4 9.4-11.6 278 5.8 5.0- 6.7 281 5.9 5.1- 6.9 130 2.8 2.2- 3.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,959 1,527 73.1 70.2-75.8 177 10.7 8.8-12.8 99 6.7 5.2- 8.4 118 7.0 5.7- 8.7 38 2.6 1.5- 4.3
Piedmont 3,917 3,134 75.4 73.4-77.3 355 10.7 9.4-12.2 172 5.4 4.5- 6.5 166 5.7 4.6- 6.9 90 2.8 2.1- 3.7
Western NC 660 545 76.1 70.8-80.7 50 8.0 5.8-10.9 26 5.8 3.4- 9.6 28 7.1 4.2-11.5 11 3.1 1.4- 6.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 448 377 78.7 72.3-83.9 34 7.2 4.9-10.6 15 4.3 2.2- 8.2 15 6.3 3.3-11.7 7 3.5 1.3- 8.8
Northwest 1,103 872 72.9 68.9-76.6 100 11.8 9.2-14.9 47 6.4 4.3- 9.4 52 5.9 4.1- 8.6 32 3.0 2.0- 4.4
Charlotte 1,045 824 74.1 70.2-77.7 113 12.1 9.7-15.1 43 4.6 3.3- 6.5 44 5.3 3.5- 7.8 21 3.9 2.2- 6.7
Greensboro 907 740 75.9 71.3-80.0 69 9.1 6.6-12.3 38 6.0 3.9- 9.0 37 6.0 3.7- 9.5 23 3.1 1.7- 5.6
Southern Regional 600 465 73.5 67.4-78.8 57 10.9 7.6-15.5 30 6.2 4.0- 9.5 31 4.8 3.2- 7.3 17 4.6 2.0-10.4
Coastal 406 336 78.5 73.2-83.0 30 8.2 5.5-12.0 16 5.7 3.4- 9.3 20 6.6 4.1-10.4 4 1.0 0.3- 3.0
Wake 1,050 840 76.2 72.6-79.5 90 9.7 7.6-12.3 50 5.6 3.9- 7.8 51 6.8 5.0- 9.4 19 1.7 1.0- 2.8
Area L 206 162 73.4 64.7-80.6 16 8.3 4.9-13.9 9 7.3 3.4-15.1 13 8.1 4.4-14.2 6 2.9 1.0- 8.4
Eastern 771 590 71.7 67.1-75.8 73 12.1 9.0-16.0 49 7.6 5.4-10.5 49 7.4 5.3-10.3 10 1.3 0.6- 2.5

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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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