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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, how many days per week or per month did you have at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage?*

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  Total
Respond.^
No drinks 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days Everyday
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,173 84 1.1 0.8- 1.6 1,703 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,900 32.5 30.7-34.4 1,856 30.0 28.3-31.8 630 7.4 6.7- 8.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 135 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 53 38.8 28.3-50.4 47 35.6 24.1-49.0 18 11.6 6.9-18.8 16 12.5 7.1-21.2
Buncombe 178 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 37 27.9 19.5-38.1 59 28.1 21.2-36.3 62 35.0 26.7-44.4 18 8.4 5.0-13.9
Cabarrus 147 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 55 38.8 28.1-50.7 39 22.1 14.9-31.4 34 27.5 17.8-39.9 18 11.4 6.6-18.9
Catawba 172 2 1.0 0.2- 4.9 36 18.5 12.8-26.1 60 37.6 28.5-47.8 63 38.1 29.0-48.1 11 4.8 2.4- 9.3
Cumberland 183 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 66 36.4 28.2-45.5 56 33.6 25.0-43.4 49 24.5 17.6-32.9 10 4.7 2.3- 9.2
Davidson 133 2 1.9 0.4- 9.3 44 38.8 26.9-52.2 40 24.9 16.8-35.2 37 24.8 16.8-35.0 10 9.7 4.3-20.2
Durham 198 0 0.0 . - . 46 24.1 17.3-32.5 68 31.5 23.6-40.5 66 38.9 29.4-49.4 18 5.6 3.3- 9.2
Forsyth 179 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 30 15.1 9.3-23.7 68 40.4 31.5-49.9 61 36.8 28.2-46.3 19 7.5 4.5-12.2
Gaston 140 4 7.7 1.7-28.9 42 25.0 16.9-35.3 33 26.3 17.2-37.8 45 29.5 20.2-41.1 16 11.5 5.3-23.3
Guilford 190 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 48 26.9 17.7-38.6 60 33.3 24.8-43.1 64 33.9 24.2-45.2 15 5.0 2.8- 8.7
Iredell 187 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 59 31.8 24.0-40.8 51 28.9 21.4-37.8 59 32.7 24.6-42.0 14 5.5 3.0-10.0
Johnston 173 5 2.3 0.9- 5.7 54 31.5 21.6-43.4 55 32.9 24.4-42.8 49 28.0 19.1-39.0 10 5.3 2.6-10.3
Mecklenburg 365 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 88 26.1 20.7-32.3 105 28.0 22.8-33.9 131 38.0 32.2-44.1 37 6.8 4.7- 9.8
New Hanover 207 0 0.0 . - . 53 33.7 23.8-45.2 56 29.9 21.6-39.7 62 26.2 19.4-34.5 36 10.2 7.0-14.7
Onslow 160 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 50 28.7 20.3-38.8 57 40.3 30.4-51.0 42 25.7 18.1-35.0 9 4.8 2.1-10.4
Orange 221 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 40 16.7 11.3-23.9 73 33.4 25.3-42.7 81 40.9 31.1-51.5 25 8.4 5.2-13.5
Pitt 154 0 0.0 . - . 46 29.9 21.7-39.6 52 35.8 26.3-46.6 42 26.7 19.4-35.6 14 7.5 4.2-13.1
Randolph 102 1 2.4 0.3-15.1 34 36.3 23.7-51.0 25 28.7 17.2-43.9 30 21.1 13.2-32.1 12 11.5 6.0-20.9
Robeson 80 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 30 41.7 28.1-56.7 27 33.0 21.1-47.5 13 18.1 9.9-30.8 6 5.5 2.3-12.2
Rowan 151 5 3.1 1.1- 8.4 42 36.3 24.2-50.4 45 26.8 18.3-37.4 44 23.9 16.3-33.8 15 9.9 5.2-18.2
Union 185 3 1.2 0.3- 4.4 53 32.9 24.0-43.2 64 33.8 25.0-43.8 55 27.3 20.1-35.9 10 4.8 2.4- 9.6
Wake 340 3 0.5 0.1- 1.4 93 28.0 22.5-34.2 105 32.6 26.7-39.2 114 32.9 27.0-39.3 25 6.1 3.6-10.0
Wayne 136 0 0.0 . - . 44 29.5 20.8-40.0 41 32.3 21.3-45.6 39 33.5 23.3-45.5 12 4.7 2.5- 8.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,872 26 1.0 0.6- 1.7 557 30.8 27.9-34.0 584 34.3 31.0-37.8 516 26.4 23.7-29.3 189 7.4 6.2- 8.9
Piedmont 3,220 40 1.0 0.6- 1.7 872 28.0 25.6-30.4 1,000 32.3 29.8-35.0 1,006 31.8 29.4-34.3 302 6.9 5.9- 8.0
Western NC 1,081 18 1.8 1.0- 3.3 274 29.5 25.6-33.6 316 29.8 26.0-33.9 334 28.7 25.2-32.4 139 10.3 8.3-12.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 758 9 0.9 0.4- 1.8 181 29.6 24.9-34.7 236 29.7 25.6-34.0 240 30.6 26.3-35.2 92 9.2 7.1-12.0
Northwest 1,201 24 1.7 1.0- 2.9 317 27.2 23.3-31.5 366 33.1 29.2-37.3 374 29.7 26.3-33.5 120 8.2 6.6-10.2
Charlotte 902 12 1.7 0.7- 4.5 261 29.7 25.8-34.0 257 27.4 23.7-31.3 286 33.6 29.6-37.7 86 7.6 5.8- 9.9
Greensboro 733 9 1.4 0.7- 3.1 200 28.9 23.4-35.2 227 33.0 27.2-39.4 218 29.3 23.7-35.6 79 7.3 5.5- 9.7
Southern Regional 499 9 0.9 0.4- 1.9 179 34.8 29.3-40.6 161 38.0 31.8-44.6 109 20.8 16.5-25.8 41 5.5 3.9- 7.9
Coastal 360 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 88 29.8 23.0-37.7 103 31.6 25.3-38.6 112 26.2 21.0-32.1 56 11.9 8.4-16.5
Wake 813 8 0.4 0.2- 1.0 223 27.3 23.2-31.8 258 33.5 28.5-38.9 262 33.0 28.5-37.9 62 5.7 4.0- 8.1
Area L 136 6 3.6 1.3- 9.6 37 28.5 19.7-39.4 42 28.8 19.7-40.0 34 28.6 18.8-41.0 17 10.4 5.8-18.0
Eastern 771 6 0.4 0.2- 1.1 217 27.3 22.9-32.2 250 36.5 30.9-42.4 221 28.7 24.4-33.5 77 7.1 5.4- 9.2

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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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