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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,346 14,864 96.6 96.1-97.0 482 3.4 3.0- 3.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 381 366 96.4 93.7-98.0 15 3.6 2.0- 6.3
Buncombe 353 344 96.8 93.5-98.5 9 3.2 1.5- 6.5
Cabarrus 382 377 98.7 96.5-99.5 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5
Catawba 398 390 98.0 95.5-99.1 8 2.0 0.9- 4.5
Cumberland 432 419 95.4 90.8-97.7 13 4.6 2.3- 9.2
Davidson 422 409 97.3 95.0-98.5 13 2.7 1.5- 5.0
Durham 389 378 97.8 95.7-98.9 11 2.2 1.1- 4.3
Forsyth 412 398 96.6 93.8-98.1 14 3.4 1.9- 6.2
Gaston 383 375 96.4 92.0-98.4 8 3.6 1.6- 8.0
Guilford 439 422 95.3 91.5-97.4 17 4.7 2.6- 8.5
Iredell 439 427 94.6 89.1-97.5 12 5.4 2.5-10.9
Johnston 447 430 95.6 90.8-97.9 17 4.4 2.1- 9.2
Mecklenburg 813 779 96.1 94.1-97.5 34 3.9 2.5- 5.9
New Hanover 379 360 96.0 93.3-97.6 19 4.0 2.4- 6.7
Onslow 384 372 96.9 93.2-98.6 12 3.1 1.4- 6.8
Orange 360 344 95.6 92.4-97.5 16 4.4 2.5- 7.6
Pitt 390 378 97.3 95.1-98.5 12 2.7 1.5- 4.9
Randolph 383 371 97.4 95.1-98.6 12 2.6 1.4- 4.9
Robeson 393 381 97.3 94.9-98.6 12 2.7 1.4- 5.1
Rowan 442 431 97.9 95.8-99.0 11 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Union 385 372 96.4 93.6-98.0 13 3.6 2.0- 6.4
Wake 644 616 96.6 94.7-97.9 28 3.4 2.1- 5.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 409 390 94.0 88.4-97.0 19 6.0 3.0-11.6
Northeast Partnership II*** 501 487 96.9 94.4-98.3 14 3.1 1.7- 5.6
Northeast Partnership I*** 427 419 98.2 95.8-99.3 8 1.8 0.7- 4.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 438 425 96.7 92.8-98.5 13 3.3 1.5- 7.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 465 455 96.9 92.5-98.7 10 3.1 1.3- 7.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 420 403 97.4 95.5-98.5 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 384 377 98.1 95.8-99.1 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 450 432 95.5 92.5-97.4 18 4.5 2.6- 7.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 562 548 97.7 96.1-98.7 14 2.3 1.3- 3.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 420 410 97.1 94.4-98.5 10 2.9 1.5- 5.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 414 401 96.9 93.8-98.5 13 3.1 1.5- 6.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 448 438 96.7 92.7-98.6 10 3.3 1.4- 7.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 558 540 96.1 93.4-97.7 18 3.9 2.3- 6.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,059 1,026 95.6 92.6-97.4 33 4.4 2.6- 7.4
No 14,287 13,838 96.6 96.2-97.0 449 3.4 3.0- 3.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,127 4,961 96.5 95.6-97.2 166 3.5 2.8- 4.4
Piedmont 8,582 8,311 96.6 96.0-97.1 271 3.4 2.9- 4.0
Western NC 1,637 1,592 96.6 95.1-97.7 45 3.4 2.3- 4.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 911 884 96.3 94.3-97.6 27 3.7 2.4- 5.7
Northwest 3,081 2,997 96.8 95.7-97.6 84 3.2 2.4- 4.3
Charlotte 2,347 2,279 96.8 95.7-97.7 68 3.2 2.3- 4.3
Greensboro 1,967 1,896 96.1 94.6-97.2 71 3.9 2.8- 5.4
Southern Regional 1,569 1,527 97.1 95.6-98.1 42 2.9 1.9- 4.4
Coastal 795 757 96.4 94.7-97.6 38 3.6 2.4- 5.3
Wake 2,061 1,988 96.6 95.4-97.5 73 3.4 2.5- 4.6
Area L 666 650 97.6 95.8-98.6 16 2.4 1.4- 4.2
Eastern 1,949 1,886 95.8 93.7-97.2 63 4.2 2.8- 6.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than or equal to 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than or equal to 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^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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