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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,339 14,113 88.8 87.9-89.5 1,226 11.2 10.5-12.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 379 351 91.1 85.8-94.5 28 8.9 5.5-14.2
Buncombe 352 325 88.7 83.4-92.5 27 11.3 7.5-16.6
Cabarrus 381 363 92.6 87.2-95.8 18 7.4 4.2-12.8
Catawba 397 363 89.1 84.4-92.5 34 10.9 7.5-15.6
Cumberland 433 393 85.9 79.8-90.4 40 14.1 9.6-20.2
Davidson 423 383 86.0 80.3-90.2 40 14.0 9.8-19.7
Durham 387 355 88.1 81.2-92.7 32 11.9 7.3-18.8
Forsyth 411 379 88.0 81.7-92.4 32 12.0 7.6-18.3
Gaston 385 358 90.3 84.9-93.9 27 9.7 6.1-15.1
Guilford 437 389 84.7 79.1-89.0 48 15.3 11.0-20.9
Iredell 436 412 89.6 83.7-93.5 24 10.4 6.5-16.3
Johnston 447 404 88.8 83.6-92.5 43 11.2 7.5-16.4
Mecklenburg 812 710 83.2 79.2-86.6 102 16.8 13.4-20.8
New Hanover 378 340 89.6 85.1-92.9 38 10.4 7.1-14.9
Onslow 385 353 86.1 79.8-90.7 32 13.9 9.3-20.2
Orange 361 321 88.4 83.7-91.9 40 11.6 8.1-16.3
Pitt 386 354 89.0 83.8-92.7 32 11.0 7.3-16.2
Randolph 381 360 90.3 81.9-95.1 21 9.7 4.9-18.1
Robeson 394 371 93.3 89.1-96.0 23 6.7 4.0-10.9
Rowan 440 419 95.1 92.2-96.9 21 4.9 3.1- 7.8
Union 387 356 88.7 82.9-92.7 31 11.3 7.3-17.1
Wake 642 582 89.2 85.8-91.9 60 10.8 8.1-14.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 411 368 86.2 80.2-90.5 43 13.8 9.5-19.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 503 472 90.7 85.9-94.1 31 9.3 5.9-14.1
Northeast Partnership I*** 427 405 93.5 89.7-96.0 22 6.5 4.0-10.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 438 400 87.7 82.3-91.6 38 12.3 8.4-17.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 467 441 91.1 86.0-94.4 26 8.9 5.6-14.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 416 379 87.4 80.3-92.1 37 12.6 7.9-19.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 386 354 88.4 81.9-92.8 32 11.6 7.2-18.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 450 417 91.0 86.5-94.2 33 9.0 5.8-13.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 568 526 87.4 81.9-91.4 42 12.6 8.6-18.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 419 398 94.0 90.5-96.3 21 6.0 3.7- 9.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 415 375 87.6 81.7-91.8 40 12.4 8.2-18.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 448 418 90.3 84.9-93.9 30 9.7 6.1-15.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 557 519 90.3 86.1-93.4 38 9.7 6.6-13.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,063 985 88.8 85.3-91.6 78 11.2 8.4-14.7
No 14,276 13,128 88.8 87.9-89.6 1,148 11.2 10.4-12.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,127 4,721 89.1 87.6-90.4 406 10.9 9.6-12.4
Piedmont 8,577 7,877 88.2 87.1-89.3 700 11.8 10.7-12.9
Western NC 1,635 1,515 90.2 87.9-92.2 120 9.8 7.8-12.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 909 844 89.8 86.6-92.3 65 10.2 7.7-13.4
Northwest 3,075 2,853 90.0 88.2-91.6 222 10.0 8.4-11.8
Charlotte 2,349 2,146 86.9 84.6-89.0 203 13.1 11.0-15.4
Greensboro 1,965 1,796 87.5 84.7-89.8 169 12.5 10.2-15.3
Southern Regional 1,576 1,466 89.3 86.5-91.7 110 10.7 8.3-13.5
Coastal 790 715 88.5 84.1-91.8 75 11.5 8.2-15.9
Wake 2,059 1,874 88.9 86.7-90.8 185 11.1 9.2-13.3
Area L 666 622 91.2 87.6-93.8 44 8.8 6.2-12.4
Eastern 1,950 1,797 88.4 85.7-90.6 153 11.6 9.4-14.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
1=Yes = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
No = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past 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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