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2006 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 5,797 2,816 43.6 41.8-45.3 1,796 31.4 29.7-33.1 611 11.8 10.7-13.1 237 4.4 3.7- 5.1 337 8.9 7.7-10.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 137 59 41.6 30.6-53.5 41 24.3 17.0-33.4 19 16.1 9.8-25.4 5 7.0 1.7-24.2 13 11.0 5.5-21.1
Buncombe 160 87 46.1 36.7-55.8 51 36.8 27.7-47.0 15 9.3 5.4-15.7 4 4.5 1.7-11.6 3 3.2 1.0- 9.8
Cabarrus 126 52 40.0 29.7-51.4 47 33.2 24.4-43.4 15 14.5 7.5-26.2 5 4.0 1.5-10.4 7 8.2 3.7-17.3
Catawba 156 73 43.7 33.7-54.2 51 30.9 22.6-40.8 15 11.3 5.8-20.9 8 7.8 3.6-16.0 9 6.3 3.0-12.6
Cumberland 160 78 40.4 31.6-49.8 51 31.9 23.5-41.6 15 12.9 7.6-21.0 7 3.1 1.3- 7.5 9 11.7 5.8-22.3
Davidson 152 68 38.2 29.4-47.8 52 34.4 25.8-44.1 9 8.5 4.1-17.0 7 4.4 2.0- 9.3 16 14.6 8.4-24.2
Durham 206 114 48.0 39.0-57.2 63 35.1 26.7-44.4 17 9.5 5.5-15.9 6 3.4 1.3- 8.5 6 4.0 1.7- 9.5
Forsyth 166 81 43.9 34.8-53.3 54 28.0 20.8-36.6 18 12.9 7.7-20.8 5 2.9 1.1- 7.9 8 12.3 5.4-25.7
Gaston 120 61 39.8 29.3-51.5 36 33.7 22.8-46.5 10 12.4 5.8-24.3 5 4.1 1.5-11.3 8 10.0 4.5-20.8
Guilford 196 106 49.7 41.1-58.4 57 30.2 22.4-39.4 15 8.3 4.6-14.3 4 2.3 0.8- 6.1 14 9.5 5.3-16.6
Iredell 155 89 47.1 36.9-57.5 38 23.1 15.7-32.8 19 17.6 10.1-28.9 4 4.6 1.5-13.7 5 7.5 2.6-20.1
Johnston 162 68 34.4 25.9-44.1 47 31.4 22.1-42.5 25 13.5 8.7-20.4 10 4.6 2.3- 9.0 12 16.0 8.3-28.9
Mecklenburg 460 216 41.8 35.8-48.2 166 36.6 30.6-43.0 38 9.4 6.1-14.2 22 5.2 3.1- 8.5 18 7.0 4.2-11.5
New Hanover 210 111 53.8 45.3-62.2 60 25.1 18.9-32.5 29 15.2 10.0-22.3 4 2.7 0.9- 7.5 6 3.1 1.3- 7.7
Onslow 143 50 25.1 18.0-33.8 54 42.0 31.9-52.9 18 12.7 7.4-21.0 12 8.6 4.4-15.9 9 11.5 5.5-22.7
Orange 219 122 51.5 42.3-60.6 67 34.0 24.9-44.5 21 9.7 5.8-15.8 4 1.7 0.6- 5.3 5 3.1 1.1- 8.2
Pitt 139 60 41.5 31.9-51.8 47 36.1 26.6-46.7 16 12.8 7.3-21.5 9 5.7 2.8-11.2 7 4.0 1.8- 8.8
Randolph 105 49 37.4 25.5-51.0 23 21.2 12.3-34.1 17 18.1 8.7-33.8 5 4.2 1.5-11.5 11 19.1 7.5-40.5
Robeson 88 40 42.2 29.8-55.7 22 22.4 14.2-33.5 10 10.7 5.4-19.9 6 9.1 3.6-21.2 10 15.7 7.4-30.1
Rowan 141 67 44.8 33.9-56.2 44 33.3 23.6-44.7 19 14.6 7.9-25.4 6 3.1 1.2- 7.6 5 4.3 1.7-10.4
Union 149 83 51.5 41.4-61.5 38 24.0 16.9-32.8 15 12.5 6.8-21.7 4 4.2 1.4-11.6 9 7.9 3.7-16.0
Wake 364 191 48.3 42.2-54.4 116 33.5 27.9-39.4 35 10.1 7.0-14.4 15 4.8 2.6- 8.6 7 3.3 1.3- 8.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 181 85 40.3 31.6-49.7 50 26.2 18.7-35.4 16 11.9 6.8-19.9 10 5.5 2.7-10.7 20 16.2 9.0-27.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 152 68 36.3 27.8-45.8 49 33.6 24.7-44.0 16 12.1 6.9-20.1 7 6.8 2.5-17.2 12 11.1 5.9-20.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 103 54 48.3 37.1-59.7 32 29.3 20.3-40.3 9 10.2 4.9-20.0 5 7.1 2.7-17.6 3 5.1 1.6-15.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 126 60 39.0 29.4-49.7 27 15.7 10.2-23.3 17 20.0 11.8-31.9 6 4.4 1.9- 9.7 16 20.9 12.3-33.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 140 68 44.5 34.6-55.0 40 26.6 18.5-36.7 14 13.0 7.2-22.3 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 12 13.3 6.6-24.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 173 75 42.2 32.1-53.0 64 34.7 26.2-44.2 20 11.4 6.9-18.3 7 3.4 1.5- 7.5 7 8.4 3.6-18.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 115 49 37.8 25.6-51.8 38 37.1 25.3-50.6 16 13.2 7.6-22.0 7 8.3 3.6-18.3 5 3.5 1.4- 8.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 189 100 47.5 37.9-57.2 59 27.1 20.1-35.4 16 10.7 6.0-18.3 5 3.6 1.4- 9.0 9 11.1 5.2-22.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 156 65 34.2 25.5-44.1 49 29.9 20.9-40.7 17 12.9 7.5-21.4 10 5.8 2.8-11.5 15 17.2 9.5-29.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 106 46 34.4 24.9-45.3 32 36.3 25.5-48.7 17 16.1 9.8-25.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 10 11.5 5.6-22.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 128 58 39.9 29.8-50.8 45 37.8 27.4-49.4 9 8.2 4.0-16.1 4 3.0 1.0- 8.6 12 11.2 5.4-21.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 125 59 38.3 28.3-49.3 39 31.6 21.5-43.9 16 16.8 9.1-29.1 3 2.9 0.8-10.3 8 10.4 4.7-21.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 189 104 51.3 42.4-60.1 47 26.7 19.3-35.7 18 10.6 6.0-18.0 9 4.7 2.0-11.0 11 6.7 3.4-12.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 330 159 40.7 34.1-47.6 96 27.6 21.9-34.2 30 10.1 6.8-14.9 20 7.8 4.5-13.2 25 13.8 8.5-21.7
No 5,467 2,657 43.7 41.9-45.5 1,700 31.6 29.9-33.3 581 11.9 10.7-13.2 217 4.2 3.5- 5.0 312 8.6 7.5- 9.9
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,803 820 40.5 37.5-43.6 557 30.0 27.2-32.9 210 13.2 11.2-15.5 92 4.7 3.7- 6.0 124 11.6 9.3-14.4
Piedmont 3,446 1,710 44.2 41.9-46.5 1,075 31.8 29.7-34.1 353 11.8 10.3-13.4 127 4.3 3.4- 5.4 181 7.9 6.5- 9.6
Western NC 548 286 46.9 41.6-52.4 164 32.0 26.9-37.5 48 9.2 6.5-12.9 18 3.9 2.2- 6.9 32 8.0 5.2-12.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 349 191 49.4 42.8-56.0 98 30.4 24.4-37.1 33 10.1 6.6-15.1 13 4.6 2.4- 8.8 14 5.5 3.0- 9.7
Northwest 1,042 501 41.5 37.6-45.5 326 31.2 27.5-35.1 111 12.7 10.2-15.7 37 3.7 2.5- 5.4 67 10.9 7.9-15.0
Charlotte 960 460 41.5 37.1-46.0 321 34.6 30.3-39.2 95 12.2 9.2-15.9 39 4.7 3.2- 6.9 45 7.0 4.9- 9.8
Greensboro 789 395 45.7 40.8-50.7 236 29.9 25.3-34.9 84 10.9 8.2-14.3 20 2.9 1.6- 5.3 54 10.6 7.4-14.8
Southern Regional 496 242 42.7 37.0-48.7 145 28.1 23.2-33.6 48 13.4 9.5-18.5 24 3.8 2.4- 6.0 37 12.0 8.1-17.2
Coastal 391 194 50.3 43.6-57.1 124 29.0 23.7-34.9 47 11.5 8.3-15.9 13 3.4 1.9- 6.0 13 5.7 2.9-11.0
Wake 906 453 46.1 41.8-50.4 276 32.1 28.3-36.3 97 10.7 8.4-13.6 43 5.2 3.6- 7.6 37 5.8 3.7- 8.8
Area L 179 82 36.6 29.0-44.9 50 26.3 19.4-34.5 22 18.4 11.5-28.0 9 4.2 2.1- 8.3 16 14.6 8.7-23.3
Eastern 685 298 37.3 32.6-42.3 220 32.1 27.4-37.2 74 11.7 8.9-15.2 39 5.6 3.8- 8.4 54 13.2 9.2-18.7

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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.

**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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