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2006 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 5,795 4,554 73.0 71.2-74.7 502 11.0 9.8-12.3 265 5.7 4.8- 6.7 332 7.3 6.3- 8.3 142 3.1 2.5- 3.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 135 107 77.3 66.0-85.6 5 8.1 2.7-21.8 9 4.9 2.3-10.3 9 6.9 3.4-13.8 5 2.7 1.1- 6.7
Buncombe 159 132 77.2 67.6-84.5 11 9.8 5.2-17.6 7 6.7 2.8-15.0 6 3.8 1.6- 8.6 3 2.6 0.8- 7.8
Cabarrus 126 108 80.6 68.6-88.8 8 9.7 4.5-19.6 7 8.0 2.8-20.4 3 1.8 0.6- 5.4 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 156 121 75.0 65.6-82.6 21 17.1 10.7-26.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.9 7 4.1 1.7- 9.2 4 1.8 0.6- 5.0
Cumberland 160 119 65.9 54.9-75.4 18 16.7 9.5-27.7 9 4.5 2.0-10.0 10 9.3 4.3-18.8 4 3.6 1.0-11.8
Davidson 153 113 65.4 54.7-74.7 13 8.2 4.3-15.0 9 9.2 4.3-18.7 13 14.6 7.9-25.5 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2
Durham 204 172 77.0 65.6-85.5 18 10.7 6.2-18.0 6 8.5 2.8-23.1 7 3.6 1.3- 9.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Forsyth 164 132 72.5 61.0-81.6 11 8.1 3.5-17.8 10 6.6 3.3-12.6 10 11.9 5.4-24.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4
Gaston 122 95 72.5 60.1-82.1 11 7.4 3.6-14.4 3 5.3 1.2-20.2 8 8.8 3.8-19.0 5 6.0 2.4-14.2
Guilford 196 147 67.8 58.5-76.0 19 10.7 6.5-17.2 14 11.9 6.3-21.2 11 6.3 3.0-12.5 5 3.3 1.0-10.0
Iredell 152 128 74.4 62.7-83.5 11 9.4 4.8-17.6 5 6.5 2.4-16.3 8 9.6 4.0-21.6 0 0.0 . - .
Johnston 163 118 71.0 60.3-79.8 19 11.1 6.1-19.3 8 5.4 2.4-11.6 15 6.6 3.7-11.6 3 5.8 1.5-19.7
Mecklenburg 457 355 71.6 65.5-77.1 45 12.6 8.7-18.0 17 3.6 2.1- 6.2 32 10.8 7.4-15.5 8 1.4 0.7- 2.8
New Hanover 208 168 80.6 73.1-86.4 13 6.7 3.4-12.9 10 6.2 3.0-12.5 10 3.8 1.9- 7.2 7 2.7 1.3- 5.7
Onslow 144 112 68.9 57.5-78.5 9 11.5 5.6-22.0 4 3.6 1.1-10.8 14 11.2 5.8-20.6 5 4.8 1.5-13.9
Orange 220 180 80.0 72.3-85.9 20 10.0 5.8-16.5 8 3.0 1.4- 6.4 9 5.5 2.6-11.1 3 1.5 0.5- 4.9
Pitt 135 103 71.6 60.8-80.4 16 15.3 8.7-25.7 5 4.1 1.7- 9.6 7 6.8 2.7-15.9 4 2.2 0.8- 6.1
Randolph 102 79 66.2 48.5-80.2 10 11.1 5.2-22.0 4 13.1 3.1-41.5 6 5.9 2.2-14.8 3 3.8 1.2-11.4
Robeson 89 66 71.5 57.9-82.0 10 14.0 6.4-28.1 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6 9 10.7 5.1-21.1 2 1.8 0.4- 7.3
Rowan 140 119 85.7 77.9-91.1 13 7.8 4.2-13.9 2 1.5 0.3- 6.4 4 2.9 1.0- 8.0 2 2.1 0.5- 8.5
Union 153 122 74.4 63.5-82.9 12 10.2 5.4-18.6 8 7.6 2.7-19.7 8 6.0 2.7-12.9 3 1.8 0.5- 5.9
Wake 361 301 80.3 74.6-85.0 30 10.9 7.3-16.0 14 3.3 1.9- 5.7 13 5.1 2.8- 9.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 184 140 67.1 56.5-76.2 13 8.1 4.6-13.9 6 4.8 1.8-12.3 12 9.1 4.7-17.0 13 10.9 4.8-22.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 155 124 72.7 61.5-81.6 8 5.1 2.2-11.7 5 3.2 1.1- 9.0 12 10.5 5.1-20.4 6 8.5 3.4-19.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 103 80 73.4 61.7-82.5 10 12.2 6.0-23.3 7 6.9 3.0-15.2 5 6.5 2.6-15.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 126 88 58.9 47.1-69.7 16 19.2 10.4-32.9 9 9.9 4.8-19.1 7 7.1 3.2-15.0 6 4.9 2.1-11.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 143 116 74.7 63.2-83.4 7 7.9 3.4-17.3 10 7.8 3.6-16.1 5 3.3 1.4- 7.9 5 6.3 1.9-18.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 171 134 68.5 55.7-79.0 13 10.5 5.5-19.1 16 9.3 5.1-16.5 6 10.3 3.0-29.8 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 116 83 66.5 52.4-78.2 12 15.1 6.7-30.8 9 5.7 2.8-11.4 8 7.0 3.1-15.1 4 5.6 1.4-19.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 189 156 79.7 70.6-86.5 18 7.9 4.6-13.3 5 4.0 1.5-10.4 5 5.5 1.9-15.2 5 2.8 1.0- 7.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 161 119 61.2 49.7-71.6 16 20.4 11.5-33.5 11 7.5 3.7-14.6 11 6.3 3.2-12.0 4 4.6 1.3-15.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 106 85 79.6 69.2-87.2 9 9.6 4.6-19.0 4 4.1 1.4-11.4 3 3.5 1.0-11.1 5 3.1 1.2- 7.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 129 89 61.9 49.4-73.0 10 9.2 3.9-20.0 11 13.0 5.6-27.4 14 12.3 6.6-21.7 5 3.6 1.3- 9.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 125 94 69.7 56.9-80.0 11 13.6 6.2-27.1 5 2.4 0.9- 6.1 10 8.6 4.2-16.6 5 5.8 1.8-17.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 188 149 75.2 66.3-82.5 16 10.7 6.1-18.2 3 2.8 0.7-10.9 15 6.1 3.3-10.9 5 5.1 2.1-12.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 335 256 68.1 60.3-75.0 25 8.2 5.3-12.7 15 4.5 2.5- 8.0 23 9.0 5.5-14.5 16 10.2 5.3-18.8
No 5,460 4,298 73.2 71.4-75.0 477 11.1 9.9-12.5 250 5.7 4.8- 6.8 309 7.2 6.2- 8.3 126 2.7 2.1- 3.5
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,807 1,394 70.7 67.4-73.8 153 10.6 8.6-13.0 89 5.7 4.3- 7.4 114 7.8 6.0-10.1 57 5.3 3.6- 7.7
Piedmont 3,441 2,735 73.8 71.5-76.0 307 11.4 9.8-13.2 153 5.8 4.6- 7.1 178 7.1 5.9- 8.6 68 1.9 1.4- 2.6
Western NC 547 425 73.5 68.1-78.3 42 9.9 6.9-13.9 23 5.2 3.0- 8.9 40 6.7 4.7- 9.6 17 4.7 2.6- 8.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 347 281 75.9 69.4-81.4 27 10.4 6.8-15.6 10 4.2 1.9- 9.0 21 5.3 3.2- 8.5 8 4.2 2.0- 8.7
Northwest 1,039 815 72.8 68.5-76.7 91 9.5 7.2-12.3 46 6.1 4.2- 8.6 63 8.9 6.4-12.4 24 2.8 1.5- 5.1
Charlotte 961 758 72.4 67.9-76.5 85 12.3 9.2-16.2 44 4.8 3.3- 6.9 58 9.0 6.6-12.0 16 1.5 0.9- 2.6
Greensboro 786 614 70.2 64.9-75.1 67 11.0 8.0-14.8 39 8.3 5.1-13.1 43 6.8 4.6- 9.9 23 3.7 2.1- 6.5
Southern Regional 504 392 70.3 63.9-76.0 53 16.4 11.7-22.6 21 4.6 2.7- 7.7 25 5.3 3.1- 9.0 13 3.4 1.7- 6.9
Coastal 387 310 75.4 67.5-81.9 25 8.0 4.9-12.8 25 6.4 4.0-10.0 17 7.5 3.0-17.2 10 2.8 1.2- 6.1
Wake 904 715 76.9 72.8-80.6 88 11.4 8.7-14.7 43 5.4 3.5- 8.1 45 5.1 3.4- 7.5 13 1.2 0.6- 2.5
Area L 179 135 68.3 58.7-76.6 17 13.4 7.2-23.5 9 5.9 2.9-11.9 13 9.1 5.0-15.8 5 3.3 1.3- 8.0
Eastern 688 534 70.1 64.5-75.1 49 7.6 5.5-10.4 28 5.7 3.4- 9.2 47 8.7 6.1-12.2 30 7.9 4.6-13.4

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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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