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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 5,972 1,813 25.5 24.0-27.2 1,661 24.7 23.2-26.3 965 15.3 14.1-16.6 504 9.2 8.1-10.4 1,029 25.2 23.3-27.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 134 56 36.7 26.7-48.0 36 30.6 19.0-45.4 13 7.7 4.2-13.7 11 9.9 4.6-19.9 18 15.1 9.1-24.2
Buncombe 174 50 23.2 16.8-30.9 58 29.7 21.8-39.1 27 16.7 10.8-24.8 16 11.0 6.3-18.7 23 19.4 12.4-29.1
Cabarrus 144 50 33.7 23.3-46.0 39 23.2 15.9-32.4 19 12.5 7.0-21.2 8 4.9 2.3-10.2 28 25.8 16.2-38.5
Catawba 164 47 23.0 16.7-30.9 50 28.2 20.8-36.9 26 14.2 8.8-22.2 14 10.3 4.8-20.9 27 24.3 16.1-34.9
Cumberland 182 67 30.4 22.8-39.1 43 22.7 16.3-30.8 28 16.9 11.2-24.6 15 11.8 5.7-22.8 29 18.3 12.3-26.3
Davidson 127 44 30.1 20.3-42.1 31 26.1 15.2-41.1 25 22.1 13.8-33.5 7 3.6 1.6- 8.0 20 18.0 10.5-29.2
Durham 197 49 20.9 15.0-28.3 62 29.7 22.1-38.7 43 17.1 12.1-23.8 16 6.4 3.7-10.8 27 25.9 17.0-37.3
Forsyth 178 55 25.8 18.6-34.6 46 21.5 15.6-28.9 30 17.3 11.5-25.2 20 11.4 6.5-19.3 27 23.9 15.9-34.3
Gaston 136 37 23.8 16.3-33.2 42 22.1 15.4-30.5 12 8.1 4.2-15.1 15 10.9 6.2-18.5 30 35.2 24.0-48.3
Guilford 184 50 23.1 14.5-34.6 64 28.3 20.9-37.2 33 18.8 12.5-27.5 11 5.5 2.7-10.9 26 24.3 14.8-37.3
Iredell 185 48 24.8 17.7-33.7 48 20.5 14.7-27.8 36 19.6 13.3-27.9 13 7.4 3.9-13.5 40 27.7 19.9-37.1
Johnston 167 48 24.5 16.4-35.1 41 20.6 14.2-28.9 27 18.6 10.6-30.6 15 9.8 5.4-17.2 36 26.5 17.3-38.3
Mecklenburg 351 94 19.8 15.8-24.6 104 31.5 25.7-38.0 58 14.3 10.8-18.7 35 10.5 7.2-15.0 60 23.9 18.5-30.2
New Hanover 207 47 18.8 13.4-25.8 73 31.3 22.9-41.2 32 17.9 10.4-29.2 19 9.6 4.8-18.4 36 22.3 15.2-31.6
Onslow 149 37 16.1 11.1-22.9 36 20.8 14.2-29.3 12 6.9 3.4-13.8 20 13.0 7.7-21.1 44 43.1 32.6-54.3
Orange 219 63 22.0 16.3-29.1 73 31.5 24.0-40.1 46 19.4 13.8-26.6 16 7.7 4.1-14.1 21 19.3 10.0-34.2
Pitt 152 50 26.5 19.0-35.5 42 26.4 18.9-35.7 30 19.5 13.1-28.1 5 3.8 1.5- 9.2 25 23.7 15.1-35.3
Randolph 94 27 20.7 12.8-31.8 28 23.0 14.2-35.0 11 8.1 4.0-15.6 4 3.5 1.2-10.3 24 44.7 30.2-60.2
Robeson 72 21 20.7 12.3-32.7 13 14.5 7.7-25.5 13 21.2 10.9-37.3 7 6.0 2.5-13.8 18 37.6 23.7-53.9
Rowan 137 45 28.0 19.0-39.3 34 27.4 16.3-42.3 22 11.7 7.1-18.6 15 9.4 5.1-16.7 21 23.5 14.5-35.8
Union 176 64 29.0 21.7-37.6 44 24.8 16.9-34.9 28 19.1 11.4-30.3 15 6.8 4.0-11.4 25 20.3 13.0-30.2
Wake 328 99 26.3 21.1-32.2 81 22.6 17.5-28.5 55 14.4 10.6-19.4 40 14.4 9.9-20.6 53 22.3 16.8-29.0
Wayne 131 35 18.4 12.3-26.6 34 22.7 14.9-33.2 20 17.8 9.9-30.0 8 4.8 2.2-10.1 34 36.2 24.7-49.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,805 529 23.1 20.7-25.7 487 24.1 21.5-26.8 293 16.7 14.3-19.3 145 8.7 6.9-10.9 351 27.5 24.1-31.2
Piedmont 3,114 955 26.1 23.9-28.5 871 24.6 22.5-26.7 505 14.8 13.2-16.6 269 9.5 8.0-11.2 514 25.1 22.5-27.8
Western NC 1,053 329 27.8 24.3-31.6 303 26.7 23.2-30.6 167 14.9 12.3-17.9 90 9.0 6.9-11.7 164 21.6 17.7-26.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 745 239 27.9 23.9-32.3 209 25.3 21.3-29.8 124 16.3 13.0-20.1 61 9.8 7.1-13.3 112 20.7 16.6-25.5
Northwest 1,152 343 27.2 23.4-31.5 321 25.4 22.1-29.1 186 14.8 12.3-17.7 103 8.6 6.6-11.2 199 23.9 20.1-28.1
Charlotte 870 274 25.2 21.9-28.8 241 26.9 23.1-31.0 127 14.5 11.7-17.8 78 8.9 6.8-11.6 150 24.5 20.6-28.9
Greensboro 710 221 26.0 20.7-32.1 224 27.5 23.0-32.6 115 15.2 11.7-19.4 49 7.0 4.6-10.4 101 24.3 18.5-31.2
Southern Regional 481 166 27.6 22.7-33.1 113 20.5 16.5-25.2 80 17.1 13.1-22.0 39 9.6 6.0-15.2 83 25.1 19.4-31.8
Coastal 352 86 20.1 15.5-25.6 115 31.1 24.8-38.2 65 18.9 13.5-25.8 28 7.7 4.5-12.8 58 22.2 16.4-29.3
Wake 791 232 26.2 22.1-30.7 204 21.8 18.2-25.9 136 14.7 11.7-18.2 79 11.5 8.5-15.4 140 25.8 20.8-31.6
Area L 128 35 17.8 11.8-26.1 33 25.5 17.0-36.4 14 9.6 5.4-16.4 18 16.1 9.0-27.2 28 31.0 20.1-44.4
Eastern 743 217 22.1 18.5-26.1 201 23.1 19.2-27.5 118 16.2 12.6-20.5 49 6.1 4.3- 8.5 158 32.7 26.7-39.2

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^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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