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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,585 6,001 42.9 41.8-44.0 9,584 57.1 56.0-58.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 388 144 40.3 33.7-47.3 244 59.7 52.7-66.3
Buncombe 358 164 50.1 43.5-56.7 194 49.9 43.3-56.5
Cabarrus 387 130 39.0 32.8-45.5 257 61.0 54.5-67.2
Catawba 401 158 44.0 37.3-51.0 243 56.0 49.0-62.7
Cumberland 442 167 42.8 36.8-49.1 275 57.2 50.9-63.2
Davidson 426 156 41.3 35.3-47.5 270 58.7 52.5-64.7
Durham 399 215 53.7 46.9-60.4 184 46.3 39.6-53.1
Forsyth 418 172 44.9 38.9-51.0 246 55.1 49.0-61.1
Gaston 389 126 36.0 29.7-42.8 263 64.0 57.2-70.3
Guilford 447 203 49.9 44.0-55.8 244 50.1 44.2-56.0
Iredell 442 158 41.8 35.6-48.3 284 58.2 51.7-64.4
Johnston 452 168 40.9 34.6-47.5 284 59.1 52.5-65.4
Mecklenburg 829 472 60.0 55.5-64.3 357 40.0 35.7-44.5
New Hanover 393 216 56.2 49.5-62.7 177 43.8 37.3-50.5
Onslow 391 147 45.0 38.4-51.7 244 55.0 48.3-61.6
Orange 362 221 57.8 50.5-64.8 141 42.2 35.2-49.5
Pitt 392 142 39.9 34.0-46.1 250 60.1 53.9-66.0
Randolph 389 109 33.9 26.7-42.0 280 66.1 58.0-73.3
Robeson 396 93 24.0 18.9-29.9 303 76.0 70.1-81.1
Rowan 449 150 35.7 29.9-42.0 299 64.3 58.0-70.1
Union 390 156 44.3 37.8-51.0 234 55.7 49.0-62.2
Wake 652 367 56.0 50.9-60.9 285 44.0 39.1-49.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 419 189 44.0 37.7-50.6 230 56.0 49.4-62.3
Northeast Partnership II*** 506 156 34.1 28.8-39.8 350 65.9 60.2-71.2
Northeast Partnership I*** 435 109 26.2 21.3-31.7 326 73.8 68.3-78.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 442 134 31.7 26.5-37.5 308 68.3 62.5-73.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 473 147 36.1 30.5-42.2 326 63.9 57.8-69.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 432 181 40.8 34.9-46.9 251 59.2 53.1-65.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 393 120 35.9 29.2-43.1 273 64.1 56.9-70.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 454 192 44.3 38.1-50.7 262 55.7 49.3-61.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 573 165 33.0 27.9-38.6 408 67.0 61.4-72.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 113 30.9 25.5-36.8 312 69.1 63.2-74.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 418 133 34.1 28.0-40.9 285 65.9 59.1-72.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 454 130 33.1 27.4-39.2 324 66.9 60.8-72.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 569 198 40.6 35.2-46.3 371 59.4 53.7-64.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,076 344 35.7 31.9-39.7 732 64.3 60.3-68.1
No 14,509 5,657 43.4 42.2-44.5 8,852 56.6 55.5-57.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,217 1,876 38.6 36.7-40.5 3,341 61.4 59.5-63.3
Piedmont 8,707 3,556 46.2 44.7-47.7 5,151 53.8 52.3-55.3
Western NC 1,661 569 38.4 35.2-41.7 1,092 61.6 58.3-64.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 927 362 43.5 39.2-48.0 565 56.5 52.0-60.8
Northwest 3,116 1,079 37.8 35.4-40.3 2,037 62.2 59.7-64.6
Charlotte 2,382 991 48.1 45.3-51.0 1,391 51.9 49.0-54.7
Greensboro 2,000 817 44.2 41.1-47.4 1,183 55.8 52.6-58.9
Southern Regional 1,595 519 36.7 33.4-40.3 1,076 63.3 59.7-66.6
Coastal 820 404 47.8 43.4-52.3 416 52.2 47.7-56.6
Wake 2,091 930 49.7 46.6-52.8 1,161 50.3 47.2-53.4
Area L 672 188 29.2 25.0-33.7 484 70.8 66.3-75.0
Eastern 1,982 711 39.9 36.9-43.1 1,271 60.1 56.9-63.1

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^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.

**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.

***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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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