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2006 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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  Total
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 5,866 44 0.9 0.5- 1.6 1,800 31.3 29.6-33.0 1,812 32.0 30.3-33.7 1,670 28.3 26.8-30.0 540 7.5 6.7- 8.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 141 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 40 31.5 21.6-43.5 49 38.4 27.6-50.4 32 19.8 13.2-28.6 19 9.8 5.9-15.7
Buncombe 160 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 51 34.4 25.1-44.9 41 23.7 16.9-32.2 51 29.4 21.9-38.3 16 12.0 6.8-20.1
Cabarrus 126 2 2.1 0.5- 8.7 56 45.4 34.8-56.5 42 34.1 24.5-45.1 21 16.3 10.1-25.2 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4
Catawba 156 0 0.0 . - . 50 33.5 23.9-44.7 53 36.6 27.4-46.9 45 24.8 17.8-33.5 8 5.1 2.3-11.2
Cumberland 160 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 63 39.3 30.2-49.1 45 25.9 18.6-34.8 39 31.1 22.2-41.7 12 3.2 1.7- 5.9
Davidson 155 0 0.0 . - . 57 37.0 28.0-47.0 47 30.1 22.1-39.5 43 29.5 21.4-39.1 8 3.4 1.7- 6.9
Durham 211 2 2.0 0.4- 8.7 60 32.7 23.3-43.7 66 30.8 23.3-39.5 71 31.1 23.4-40.0 12 3.4 1.8- 6.2
Forsyth 169 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 45 24.6 17.7-33.2 54 37.8 28.5-48.0 48 28.1 20.7-36.9 21 9.4 5.8-14.8
Gaston 123 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5 48 42.5 31.2-54.7 38 26.6 17.9-37.7 28 23.8 14.9-35.9 8 6.0 2.6-13.2
Guilford 199 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 56 28.8 21.2-37.7 72 36.8 29.0-45.3 54 27.1 20.3-35.2 16 7.1 3.9-12.4
Iredell 155 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 61 39.8 29.8-50.6 43 24.5 17.3-33.4 39 28.6 19.5-39.8 11 6.8 3.3-13.4
Johnston 166 2 2.1 0.4-11.1 54 32.6 23.4-43.4 51 30.2 22.0-40.0 40 23.0 15.9-31.9 19 12.2 6.2-22.5
Mecklenburg 462 4 1.0 0.3- 3.4 121 23.3 18.4-29.0 143 36.1 29.7-42.9 165 34.7 29.2-40.6 29 5.0 2.9- 8.4
New Hanover 208 0 0.0 . - . 48 23.4 17.2-31.1 58 30.0 21.9-39.7 77 35.9 28.1-44.6 25 10.6 6.8-16.2
Onslow 143 0 0.0 . - . 44 28.4 20.1-38.5 54 42.4 32.1-53.3 33 21.8 14.7-31.1 12 7.4 3.4-15.4
Orange 220 0 0.0 . - . 42 15.9 11.1-22.2 55 29.7 20.8-40.6 101 45.6 36.9-54.5 22 8.8 5.4-14.1
Pitt 141 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 54 35.0 26.4-44.8 39 36.0 26.3-47.1 35 21.2 14.6-29.8 11 6.5 3.4-12.1
Randolph 105 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 41 52.2 37.6-66.4 26 18.9 11.5-29.5 28 24.3 14.7-37.5 9 3.5 1.7- 7.3
Robeson 93 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 32 35.3 24.3-48.0 33 36.9 25.1-50.4 15 18.6 10.6-30.5 11 8.3 4.3-15.2
Rowan 146 3 2.7 0.7- 9.0 50 41.2 30.4-53.0 43 25.3 17.8-34.5 32 20.6 13.2-30.8 18 10.3 5.9-17.1
Union 153 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 46 32.6 24.0-42.5 46 28.5 20.4-38.1 44 27.7 20.0-37.0 15 10.7 5.0-21.4
Wake 361 1 2.1 0.3-13.2 98 27.5 22.2-33.5 119 33.7 28.0-39.9 114 29.4 24.2-35.3 29 7.3 4.8-11.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 184 0 0.0 . - . 42 27.3 18.9-37.5 63 33.3 25.4-42.3 63 34.3 25.7-44.2 16 5.1 3.0- 8.5
Northeast Partnership II*** 154 0 0.0 . - . 51 32.4 24.0-42.2 42 30.6 21.8-40.9 39 19.7 13.7-27.7 22 17.3 10.5-27.2
Northeast Partnership I*** 104 2 2.0 0.4- 9.9 30 26.4 17.4-38.0 29 30.5 21.1-41.9 36 33.9 24.2-45.3 7 7.1 3.0-16.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 131 4 3.4 1.3- 8.8 46 31.7 22.9-42.1 45 37.2 27.5-48.1 24 20.5 12.5-31.6 12 7.2 3.8-13.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 143 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 63 44.6 34.6-55.0 45 29.2 21.3-38.7 25 20.9 12.9-31.9 9 4.8 2.3- 9.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 170 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 53 31.6 23.5-41.1 52 34.7 24.3-46.8 45 24.4 17.4-33.2 19 8.9 5.3-14.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 115 0 0.0 . - . 34 32.4 20.5-47.1 41 36.0 24.5-49.2 28 21.5 13.8-32.0 12 10.2 4.5-21.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 189 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 46 26.6 19.0-35.9 69 39.1 29.6-49.5 48 23.3 16.6-31.5 25 10.8 6.7-17.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 162 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 57 40.9 30.7-52.0 46 27.8 20.0-37.4 45 25.5 17.8-35.2 13 5.3 2.9- 9.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 111 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 36 27.5 19.1-37.8 32 31.2 21.8-42.4 28 32.1 21.8-44.7 13 8.4 4.7-14.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 132 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 34 38.5 26.9-51.5 40 24.3 16.7-34.0 40 28.2 19.8-38.6 17 8.2 4.8-13.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 126 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 43 38.9 28.1-50.9 35 25.6 17.5-35.9 36 27.8 18.4-39.6 11 6.9 2.7-16.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 192 2 0.4 0.1- 2.6 48 25.2 18.0-34.0 56 29.1 21.8-37.8 58 33.2 24.9-42.8 28 12.0 7.9-17.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 336 2 0.4 0.1- 2.4 100 28.5 22.6-35.2 92 29.4 23.5-36.1 105 29.8 23.6-36.8 37 11.9 7.9-17.4
No 5,530 42 0.9 0.5- 1.6 1,700 31.4 29.7-33.2 1,720 32.1 30.4-33.9 1,565 28.3 26.6-29.9 503 7.3 6.5- 8.2
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,823 15 0.8 0.4- 1.4 590 33.3 30.4-36.4 561 32.0 29.2-35.1 484 26.3 23.6-29.2 173 7.6 6.3- 9.2
Piedmont 3,488 25 1.0 0.5- 2.2 1,050 30.5 28.4-32.8 1,092 32.9 30.6-35.1 1,023 28.9 26.9-30.9 298 6.7 5.8- 7.8
Western NC 555 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4 160 30.6 25.6-36.0 159 27.8 23.2-32.8 163 30.0 25.0-35.5 69 11.2 8.3-14.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 352 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 99 28.5 22.6-35.2 97 27.2 21.7-33.5 109 31.9 25.7-38.7 44 12.0 8.6-16.5
Northwest 1,061 7 0.5 0.2- 1.0 347 33.4 29.6-37.5 324 31.2 27.5-35.2 284 27.0 23.5-30.8 99 7.9 6.1-10.3
Charlotte 969 10 1.1 0.5- 2.4 300 29.2 25.3-33.5 300 33.1 28.7-37.8 291 31.2 27.3-35.5 68 5.4 3.8- 7.6
Greensboro 800 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1 216 29.9 25.3-35.0 248 33.9 29.3-38.8 253 28.3 24.2-32.7 79 7.6 5.6-10.2
Southern Regional 505 5 0.7 0.2- 2.0 192 42.3 36.5-48.4 155 28.9 23.8-34.5 103 22.6 17.9-28.1 50 5.4 3.9- 7.6
Coastal 386 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 108 29.5 24.0-35.7 108 31.4 24.6-39.1 125 29.0 23.7-35.0 44 9.8 6.9-13.8
Wake 915 7 1.9 0.5- 6.6 270 30.4 26.3-34.7 291 32.0 28.1-36.1 270 28.6 24.9-32.6 77 7.2 5.3- 9.6
Area L 184 4 2.9 1.1- 7.5 60 27.4 20.6-35.4 63 38.3 30.0-47.3 42 22.3 16.1-30.1 15 9.2 5.1-15.8
Eastern 694 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6 208 30.1 25.5-35.3 226 34.5 29.9-39.4 193 27.5 22.9-32.7 64 7.6 5.5-10.4

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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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