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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,769 6,305 44.3 43.0-45.5 9,464 55.7 54.5-57.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 139 34.7 28.0-42.1 250 65.3 57.9-72.0
Buncombe 342 178 58.6 51.9-64.9 164 41.4 35.1-48.1
Cabarrus 368 149 47.7 40.5-55.0 219 52.3 45.0-59.5
Catawba 448 179 43.9 37.9-50.0 269 56.1 50.0-62.1
Cumberland 474 188 43.4 37.3-49.8 286 56.6 50.2-62.7
Davidson 407 135 37.9 31.4-44.9 272 62.1 55.1-68.6
Durham 395 203 51.1 43.7-58.4 192 48.9 41.6-56.3
Forsyth 406 183 47.1 40.9-53.4 223 52.9 46.6-59.1
Gaston 409 144 40.9 34.0-48.2 265 59.1 51.8-66.0
Guilford 420 191 46.5 39.5-53.6 229 53.5 46.4-60.5
Iredell 425 193 49.2 43.2-55.3 232 50.8 44.7-56.8
Johnston 468 180 43.2 36.9-49.7 288 56.8 50.3-63.1
Mecklenburg 672 372 55.3 50.4-60.1 300 44.7 39.9-49.6
New Hanover 369 211 63.9 57.2-70.1 158 36.1 29.9-42.8
Onslow 410 163 47.3 41.0-53.8 247 52.7 46.2-59.0
Orange 379 224 60.1 53.2-66.5 155 39.9 33.5-46.8
Pitt 392 158 39.2 32.9-45.9 234 60.8 54.1-67.1
Randolph 399 105 30.3 24.0-37.5 294 69.7 62.5-76.0
Robeson 395 80 25.8 19.6-33.0 315 74.2 67.0-80.4
Rowan 445 154 37.9 31.2-45.1 291 62.1 54.9-68.8
Union 406 187 47.0 40.3-53.9 219 53.0 46.1-59.7
Wake 583 343 58.0 52.8-63.1 240 42.0 36.9-47.2
Wayne 447 139 38.2 31.3-45.6 308 61.8 54.4-68.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,285 1,914 40.0 38.0-42.1 3,371 60.0 57.9-62.0
Piedmont 7,578 3,288 46.8 45.1-48.6 4,290 53.2 51.4-54.9
Western NC 2,906 1,103 41.9 39.3-44.5 1,803 58.1 55.5-60.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,904 772 45.6 42.5-48.7 1,132 54.4 51.3-57.5
Northwest 3,299 1,231 40.6 38.2-43.2 2,068 59.4 56.8-61.8
Charlotte 2,089 920 46.0 43.0-49.0 1,169 54.0 51.0-57.0
Greensboro 1,809 747 42.7 38.8-46.6 1,062 57.3 53.4-61.2
Southern Regional 1,541 512 39.4 35.8-43.2 1,029 60.6 56.8-64.2
Coastal 774 368 46.9 42.0-51.9 406 53.1 48.1-58.0
Wake 1,714 829 52.3 48.7-56.0 885 47.7 44.0-51.3
Area L 472 138 34.5 28.8-40.7 334 65.5 59.3-71.2
Eastern 2,167 788 40.6 37.4-44.0 1,379 59.4 56.0-62.6

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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