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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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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 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 135 71 54.7 42.9-66.0 35 21.1 14.3-30.0 18 15.5 8.9-25.7 4 3.6 1.2-10.1 7 5.0 2.1-11.8
Buncombe 173 94 46.6 37.5-55.9 53 37.0 28.0-47.0 17 10.4 6.2-17.0 5 3.9 1.5- 9.8 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0
Cabarrus 145 79 53.1 41.4-64.4 42 22.2 15.6-30.4 10 16.0 7.5-31.0 7 4.3 1.9- 9.5 7 4.5 1.9-10.1
Catawba 170 76 40.5 31.9-49.7 53 27.0 19.3-36.3 20 11.0 6.5-18.0 8 6.6 3.0-13.6 13 15.0 8.2-25.8
Cumberland 180 88 45.3 36.2-54.7 52 30.7 22.9-39.9 19 11.2 6.7-18.1 7 5.4 1.8-15.5 14 7.4 4.2-12.7
Davidson 131 59 40.6 29.4-53.0 42 38.7 26.9-52.1 17 11.5 6.7-19.1 2 2.2 0.5- 8.5 11 6.9 3.4-13.7
Durham 195 99 43.2 34.5-52.4 65 31.2 23.7-39.8 16 8.7 4.7-15.6 4 4.0 1.3-11.1 11 13.0 5.9-26.1
Forsyth 178 89 44.4 35.5-53.7 54 24.9 18.4-32.8 19 15.0 9.0-24.1 6 5.5 2.0-14.6 10 10.1 4.8-20.0
Gaston 136 55 32.1 23.4-42.3 44 26.5 18.3-36.7 14 10.4 5.5-18.7 8 9.8 3.8-22.8 15 21.2 11.7-35.3
Guilford 182 99 53.7 42.8-64.2 53 25.2 18.1-34.0 12 5.9 2.8-11.9 8 6.6 2.5-16.7 10 8.6 4.1-17.0
Iredell 185 85 40.2 31.8-49.2 58 30.2 22.8-38.8 29 20.3 13.7-29.1 3 1.7 0.5- 6.4 10 7.6 3.4-16.4
Johnston 172 77 36.6 27.3-47.1 49 29.9 20.6-41.1 22 13.7 8.5-21.3 8 4.6 2.1- 9.8 16 15.2 7.7-27.9
Mecklenburg 360 174 42.2 36.2-48.3 112 32.7 27.0-39.0 41 14.1 10.1-19.4 22 7.6 4.7-12.0 11 3.5 1.6- 7.1
New Hanover 207 91 32.3 24.8-40.8 82 39.3 30.1-49.3 18 15.2 7.8-27.6 9 6.2 2.3-16.1 7 7.0 3.0-15.6
Onslow 157 66 32.6 24.5-41.9 47 29.1 20.9-38.9 20 16.3 9.8-25.9 10 7.2 2.9-16.8 14 14.7 7.3-27.5
Orange 218 127 51.5 41.5-61.4 71 31.1 23.3-40.3 16 13.9 5.8-29.9 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 2 0.9 0.2- 4.0
Pitt 157 82 44.9 35.5-54.6 42 27.1 19.6-36.3 16 10.9 6.4-17.9 6 4.9 2.1-11.1 11 12.2 5.5-25.0
Randolph 95 41 31.9 20.9-45.5 28 24.7 15.9-36.3 5 5.5 1.8-15.7 6 4.5 1.8-10.4 15 33.4 19.3-51.3
Robeson 74 26 24.5 15.4-36.7 26 29.6 18.1-44.4 9 13.1 6.5-24.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 12 31.4 18.2-48.5
Rowan 143 67 35.1 25.7-45.9 34 26.6 17.8-37.6 22 19.9 9.5-37.1 9 7.5 3.4-15.7 11 10.9 5.4-20.7
Union 179 95 45.9 36.4-55.8 57 33.6 24.6-44.0 13 11.1 5.8-20.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 13 8.9 5.0-15.4
Wake 333 150 38.7 32.7-45.0 114 34.5 28.4-41.1 44 13.1 9.3-18.1 12 5.4 3.0- 9.5 13 8.4 4.6-14.9
Wayne 133 53 29.7 21.1-39.9 40 26.8 18.5-37.2 25 22.8 13.9-35.0 2 4.1 0.7-20.2 13 16.7 7.9-31.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,845 841 36.9 33.9-40.0 576 31.0 28.1-34.1 213 13.6 11.1-16.7 72 5.4 3.9- 7.5 143 13.0 10.4-16.2
Piedmont 3,150 1,558 43.0 40.4-45.7 957 28.8 26.6-31.1 326 12.2 10.6-14.1 119 5.3 4.2- 6.7 190 10.6 8.5-13.2
Western NC 1,061 536 44.8 40.6-48.9 319 31.1 27.3-35.2 109 11.4 9.1-14.1 43 5.4 3.6- 7.9 54 7.4 4.9-11.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 748 389 45.4 40.6-50.2 220 32.3 27.7-37.3 73 11.5 8.7-14.9 27 4.6 2.9- 7.4 39 6.3 4.3- 9.1
Northwest 1,173 543 41.7 37.5-46.0 358 28.4 25.0-32.1 148 14.0 11.3-17.2 48 5.4 3.6- 7.9 76 10.5 7.6-14.2
Charlotte 885 445 44.4 40.2-48.8 266 28.9 25.1-32.9 84 13.0 10.2-16.5 40 6.3 4.3- 9.0 50 7.4 5.1-10.5
Greensboro 713 383 49.5 43.0-56.1 210 23.6 19.5-28.3 59 9.9 6.8-14.3 22 4.8 2.5- 9.0 39 12.2 7.3-19.6
Southern Regional 483 229 38.1 32.6-44.0 137 28.6 23.4-34.4 51 11.6 8.0-16.4 20 6.2 3.4-11.0 46 15.6 10.6-22.3
Coastal 359 164 37.3 31.1-44.0 134 39.0 32.2-46.2 34 12.3 7.6-19.3 14 5.2 2.4-10.9 13 6.2 3.2-11.7
Wake 798 373 39.1 34.4-43.9 257 32.3 27.8-37.1 88 11.7 8.8-15.4 30 4.9 3.2- 7.5 50 12.0 7.8-18.0
Area L 130 50 28.1 19.9-38.1 44 34.7 25.0-45.9 16 11.2 6.2-19.6 7 11.4 4.6-25.6 13 14.5 6.7-28.6
Eastern 767 359 38.9 33.9-44.1 226 27.0 22.8-31.7 95 15.9 11.0-22.3 26 4.0 2.4- 6.4 61 14.3 10.3-19.5

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*This question was 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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