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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,525 14,957 96.1 95.6-96.6 568 3.9 3.4- 4.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 382 371 96.7 93.5-98.3 11 3.3 1.7- 6.5
Buncombe 339 321 94.5 90.7-96.9 18 5.5 3.1- 9.3
Cabarrus 364 351 95.1 90.8-97.4 13 4.9 2.6- 9.2
Catawba 437 425 96.0 91.1-98.3 12 4.0 1.7- 8.9
Cumberland 466 453 97.5 95.6-98.6 13 2.5 1.4- 4.4
Davidson 404 396 98.6 97.2-99.3 8 1.4 0.7- 2.8
Durham 385 369 93.7 86.4-97.2 16 6.3 2.8-13.6
Forsyth 400 384 96.3 93.5-97.9 16 3.7 2.1- 6.5
Gaston 403 384 93.0 86.5-96.5 19 7.0 3.5-13.5
Guilford 413 396 97.1 94.7-98.4 17 2.9 1.6- 5.3
Iredell 416 399 96.0 91.7-98.1 17 4.0 1.9- 8.3
Johnston 460 442 94.5 88.5-97.5 18 5.5 2.5-11.5
Mecklenburg 658 624 95.4 93.2-96.9 34 4.6 3.1- 6.8
New Hanover 362 338 95.2 92.4-97.0 24 4.8 3.0- 7.6
Onslow 403 391 96.7 93.6-98.3 12 3.3 1.7- 6.4
Orange 373 357 95.6 91.9-97.6 16 4.4 2.4- 8.1
Pitt 388 375 97.0 94.5-98.3 13 3.0 1.7- 5.5
Randolph 388 375 96.0 92.9-97.8 13 4.0 2.2- 7.1
Robeson 393 387 97.5 94.0-99.0 6 2.5 1.0- 6.0
Rowan 439 421 96.4 93.7-97.9 18 3.6 2.1- 6.3
Union 400 387 96.6 93.8-98.2 13 3.4 1.8- 6.2
Wake 576 557 95.7 91.8-97.8 19 4.3 2.2- 8.2
Wayne 441 425 96.7 93.9-98.2 16 3.3 1.8- 6.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,216 5,041 96.4 95.4-97.2 175 3.6 2.8- 4.6
Piedmont 7,442 7,170 96.1 95.3-96.8 272 3.9 3.2- 4.7
Western NC 2,867 2,746 95.7 94.6-96.6 121 4.3 3.4- 5.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,879 1,799 95.5 94.1-96.6 80 4.5 3.4- 5.9
Northwest 3,248 3,132 96.6 95.7-97.3 116 3.4 2.7- 4.3
Charlotte 2,055 1,971 95.5 94.0-96.6 84 4.5 3.4- 6.0
Greensboro 1,774 1,709 97.0 95.9-97.8 65 3.0 2.2- 4.1
Southern Regional 1,515 1,482 97.2 94.9-98.5 33 2.8 1.5- 5.1
Coastal 762 723 95.8 93.5-97.3 39 4.2 2.7- 6.5
Wake 1,683 1,621 95.3 93.0-96.9 62 4.7 3.1- 7.0
Area L 469 451 93.8 88.0-96.9 18 6.2 3.1-12.0
Eastern 2,140 2,069 97.0 96.0-97.8 71 3.0 2.2- 4.0

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*Heavy drinkers--adult men having more than two drinks per day and adult women having more than one drink per day.

^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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