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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?

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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 5,701 1,802 28.0 26.4-29.6 1,672 27.3 25.8-28.9 876 15.4 14.1-16.7 470 8.4 7.5- 9.4 881 20.9 19.3-22.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 134 36 21.7 14.3-31.5 40 30.8 20.8-42.9 19 12.6 7.4-20.6 18 18.1 9.8-31.1 21 16.8 10.0-26.8
Buncombe 156 56 31.2 22.7-41.1 45 28.3 20.1-38.2 20 12.5 7.7-19.7 20 13.2 8.2-20.6 15 14.8 8.6-24.2
Cabarrus 125 43 31.2 22.0-42.1 41 28.4 20.4-37.9 17 12.4 7.3-20.4 8 7.5 3.3-16.2 16 20.5 12.0-32.8
Catawba 154 43 22.8 15.9-31.4 52 31.5 23.1-41.4 28 22.7 13.7-35.0 9 6.5 3.1-13.3 22 16.6 10.4-25.4
Cumberland 155 58 32.2 24.1-41.5 39 22.1 15.5-30.5 23 14.1 8.8-21.8 11 6.1 2.9-12.4 24 25.4 16.8-36.6
Davidson 151 52 26.6 19.7-34.9 45 31.4 23.0-41.3 15 9.6 5.3-16.9 12 9.9 5.2-18.0 27 22.5 14.5-33.0
Durham 205 71 30.4 22.3-39.9 63 28.7 21.1-37.7 35 18.1 12.6-25.5 15 8.9 5.1-15.2 21 13.8 8.3-22.1
Forsyth 163 48 24.4 17.7-32.7 46 25.8 18.6-34.6 31 19.7 13.5-27.8 14 6.9 3.9-12.1 24 23.1 14.3-35.2
Gaston 120 51 31.8 23.0-42.3 30 24.0 14.8-36.4 15 16.2 8.1-29.8 6 5.4 2.3-12.3 18 22.5 13.4-35.3
Guilford 191 69 32.0 24.5-40.5 49 24.0 17.6-31.8 25 11.1 7.2-16.9 14 7.2 4.0-12.8 34 25.7 17.9-35.4
Iredell 154 59 29.1 21.2-38.5 39 25.2 17.4-35.0 29 20.6 12.7-31.6 7 3.3 1.5- 6.9 20 21.8 13.4-33.5
Johnston 158 52 27.6 19.8-37.0 35 19.8 13.0-28.9 23 18.6 10.9-30.0 15 8.4 4.7-14.6 33 25.6 16.8-37.0
Mecklenburg 447 121 23.9 18.5-30.3 142 31.4 25.5-38.0 72 15.1 11.2-20.1 51 9.6 7.1-13.0 61 19.9 15.2-25.6
New Hanover 205 58 31.1 22.8-40.7 62 26.4 20.1-33.8 47 21.6 15.7-28.8 14 6.0 3.2-10.8 24 15.0 8.9-24.2
Onslow 140 34 18.3 12.2-26.6 45 29.3 20.9-39.4 20 16.6 9.4-27.6 13 7.7 3.9-14.6 28 28.1 19.0-39.4
Orange 217 63 25.5 19.1-33.0 70 28.1 21.5-35.7 39 23.3 14.6-35.1 15 6.9 3.5-12.9 30 16.3 11.1-23.4
Pitt 134 44 32.4 23.3-42.9 38 24.2 16.9-33.5 18 13.6 7.9-22.3 15 12.7 7.1-21.7 19 17.1 10.0-27.7
Randolph 100 30 23.7 14.8-35.8 30 21.7 13.7-32.7 17 17.7 9.6-30.5 4 4.5 1.6-12.4 19 32.3 18.2-50.6
Robeson 89 30 33.3 21.7-47.3 23 22.5 14.4-33.3 9 10.3 5.1-19.6 7 7.8 3.1-18.6 20 26.2 15.9-39.8
Rowan 139 37 23.8 16.4-33.2 54 41.4 30.2-53.5 16 13.4 6.7-24.9 13 8.3 4.4-15.0 19 13.2 8.0-21.0
Union 149 54 32.1 23.8-41.7 45 26.3 18.9-35.3 22 17.2 10.4-26.9 9 8.1 3.0-20.1 19 16.3 10.0-25.5
Wake 362 117 28.5 23.5-34.1 116 30.6 25.4-36.4 61 18.4 13.8-24.1 29 9.1 6.1-13.3 39 13.4 9.3-18.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 178 53 29.8 22.1-38.9 52 25.8 18.5-34.8 26 11.9 7.8-17.7 15 9.2 5.3-15.6 32 23.3 16.3-32.1
Northeast Partnership II*** 151 45 22.9 16.3-31.2 44 27.5 19.8-37.0 22 13.6 8.4-21.3 18 13.3 7.3-23.0 22 22.6 14.4-33.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 103 28 24.5 16.0-35.4 29 23.7 15.9-33.9 18 19.1 11.6-30.0 11 12.0 6.0-22.8 17 20.7 12.6-32.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 121 37 23.5 16.1-33.0 31 21.4 14.2-31.1 11 7.8 4.0-14.8 10 8.4 4.2-15.8 32 38.9 27.9-51.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 135 53 37.0 27.5-47.7 33 21.6 14.5-31.0 19 9.3 5.6-14.9 9 8.6 3.8-18.3 21 23.6 14.6-35.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 170 43 20.9 14.9-28.5 61 32.5 24.3-42.0 28 15.5 10.3-22.8 13 6.0 3.2-10.7 25 25.1 14.8-39.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 113 31 25.5 14.6-40.6 29 22.8 14.8-33.4 21 18.7 11.1-29.9 7 7.8 3.4-16.8 25 25.2 14.8-39.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 186 59 24.6 18.2-32.4 61 32.1 23.3-42.5 32 16.2 10.4-24.4 14 9.0 4.6-16.6 20 18.1 10.9-28.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 153 47 25.6 18.2-34.7 38 18.6 12.3-27.1 23 16.4 10.2-25.3 14 8.2 4.6-14.2 31 31.2 21.4-43.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 108 37 27.9 19.6-38.1 23 22.2 14.6-32.3 18 17.0 10.7-26.0 9 9.4 4.6-18.2 21 23.4 15.0-34.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 124 38 32.5 22.3-44.7 28 18.1 11.7-26.9 13 7.3 3.9-13.1 15 13.6 7.5-23.3 30 28.5 19.2-40.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 124 42 28.7 20.0-39.4 35 30.7 20.8-42.9 16 12.5 7.0-21.4 5 2.8 1.0- 7.7 26 25.2 15.7-37.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 187 63 32.4 24.9-40.9 59 28.4 21.4-36.6 28 15.3 9.5-23.6 11 6.8 3.3-13.5 26 17.2 11.2-25.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 326 94 25.5 20.0-31.8 87 23.2 18.2-29.0 51 14.5 10.7-19.5 38 12.1 8.1-17.7 56 24.7 18.8-31.6
No 5,375 1,708 28.1 26.5-29.7 1,585 27.5 25.9-29.2 825 15.4 14.1-16.8 432 8.3 7.3- 9.3 825 20.7 19.1-22.5
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,765 540 28.3 25.6-31.2 503 25.0 22.5-27.6 267 13.9 12.1-15.9 158 8.9 7.2-10.9 297 23.9 20.9-27.2
Piedmont 3,398 1,078 27.0 25.0-29.1 1,018 28.5 26.4-30.6 541 16.6 14.9-18.4 261 8.0 6.9- 9.3 500 19.9 17.9-22.1
Western NC 538 184 32.2 27.4-37.5 151 26.3 21.9-31.2 68 12.2 9.0-16.4 51 9.6 6.9-13.2 84 19.7 15.4-24.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 343 119 31.9 26.1-38.4 104 28.4 22.9-34.6 48 14.3 10.0-20.0 31 9.1 6.0-13.7 41 16.3 11.7-22.3
Northwest 1,032 329 27.3 24.0-30.9 296 26.8 23.4-30.5 155 15.8 13.0-18.9 80 7.7 5.9- 9.9 172 22.4 18.7-26.7
Charlotte 940 299 25.6 21.7-29.8 287 30.6 26.3-35.2 140 15.3 12.3-18.9 81 8.2 6.4-10.6 133 20.3 16.7-24.5
Greensboro 772 232 27.4 23.3-31.9 234 25.9 22.0-30.2 124 15.1 12.0-18.8 57 7.8 5.6-10.9 125 23.9 19.2-29.3
Southern Regional 492 176 33.0 27.7-38.8 131 22.6 18.2-27.7 69 12.9 9.8-16.9 37 7.1 4.7-10.5 79 24.3 18.9-30.7
Coastal 382 108 28.1 22.5-34.5 122 28.8 23.6-34.8 76 18.2 14.1-23.2 27 5.6 3.6- 8.6 49 19.2 12.8-27.7
Wake 895 292 28.7 25.0-32.7 255 27.8 24.1-31.7 143 17.6 14.4-21.4 71 9.0 6.8-11.7 134 16.9 13.7-20.7
Area L 174 52 22.7 16.8-30.0 47 25.2 18.4-33.4 19 10.3 6.2-16.6 18 12.0 7.1-19.5 38 29.8 21.5-39.8
Eastern 671 195 26.4 22.3-31.1 196 25.7 21.6-30.4 102 13.6 10.9-17.0 68 10.8 7.8-14.9 110 23.4 18.8-28.7

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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.

**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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