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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

Considering all types of alcoholic beverages, how many times during the past 30 days did you have 5 or more drinks on an occasion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None Once Twice 3-7 times 8-30 times
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,076 4,729 70.1 68.1-72.1 506 11.9 10.6-13.5 284 5.6 4.7- 6.7 392 9.0 7.7-10.6 165 3.3 2.6- 4.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 138 116 82.6 73.4-89.0 6 5.3 2.3-12.0 6 3.9 1.6- 9.0 10 8.2 4.0-15.9 0 0.0 . - .
Buncombe 175 144 76.7 67.1-84.1 10 5.8 2.9-11.2 5 3.1 1.2- 7.8 15 13.8 7.7-23.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
Cabarrus 146 115 73.4 61.0-83.0 7 4.0 1.8- 8.9 9 8.1 3.9-16.2 11 11.9 4.9-26.3 4 2.5 0.7- 8.1
Catawba 171 132 69.6 58.8-78.5 14 8.2 4.5-14.4 7 4.3 1.7-10.4 13 11.1 5.5-21.1 5 6.9 2.4-18.2
Cumberland 180 145 78.6 69.5-85.5 14 7.3 4.0-13.2 6 2.9 1.2- 6.6 9 8.0 3.4-17.6 6 3.3 1.4- 7.7
Davidson 130 103 77.3 66.1-85.5 6 5.4 2.2-13.0 9 9.4 4.1-20.5 7 5.1 2.3-11.3 5 2.7 1.1- 6.6
Durham 197 159 72.7 61.6-81.5 15 7.4 4.1-13.0 10 8.5 4.2-16.3 8 4.2 1.6-10.4 5 7.2 2.1-22.3
Forsyth 181 138 69.9 60.0-78.2 16 13.9 7.6-24.1 7 3.5 1.5- 7.9 13 8.7 4.7-15.7 7 4.0 1.7- 9.2
Gaston 137 101 61.4 48.8-72.6 10 7.6 3.7-14.9 6 4.8 2.1-10.7 11 15.8 7.5-30.5 9 10.5 4.3-23.5
Guilford 183 154 76.3 65.7-84.4 13 10.6 5.5-19.4 6 2.5 1.1- 5.8 7 7.9 3.2-18.2 3 2.7 0.8- 8.8
Iredell 185 136 68.1 58.7-76.2 20 15.5 9.7-24.0 13 6.3 3.4-11.4 9 6.7 2.7-15.5 7 3.3 1.5- 7.1
Johnston 171 126 70.1 58.8-79.4 17 16.6 8.8-29.2 12 6.3 3.3-11.7 11 4.6 2.3- 9.1 5 2.4 0.9- 5.9
Mecklenburg 354 274 72.1 65.8-77.6 33 12.9 8.8-18.5 20 6.6 4.1-10.5 20 6.2 3.8- 9.7 7 2.2 0.8- 5.7
New Hanover 206 164 75.3 65.9-82.8 16 11.6 6.2-20.6 5 3.6 1.4- 8.9 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 7 4.5 1.9-10.5
Onslow 157 95 48.2 38.2-58.4 31 24.7 16.5-35.3 8 9.2 3.8-20.6 17 14.4 7.5-25.7 6 3.5 1.4- 8.5
Orange 219 193 77.7 63.5-87.5 16 11.2 5.9-20.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3 7 10.1 3.0-29.1 0 0.0 . - .
Pitt 156 121 71.0 60.0-80.0 11 8.2 4.4-14.7 6 3.9 1.6- 9.1 13 13.6 6.6-26.2 5 3.3 1.3- 8.0
Randolph 99 69 51.7 37.4-65.7 8 18.8 8.2-37.6 8 13.0 4.7-31.0 7 8.7 3.4-20.6 7 7.8 3.3-17.1
Robeson 76 55 60.4 44.9-74.1 10 19.5 9.5-35.8 3 7.1 1.8-24.9 5 6.9 2.3-18.7 3 6.1 1.8-18.9
Rowan 140 111 70.1 57.1-80.5 10 11.9 5.3-24.6 4 4.1 1.2-13.2 12 11.0 5.3-21.4 3 2.9 0.7-10.4
Union 182 141 73.6 64.2-81.2 10 8.1 3.6-17.1 12 8.3 4.4-14.9 10 4.1 2.1- 7.8 9 5.9 2.9-11.8
Wake 336 264 71.5 64.4-77.7 32 12.5 8.1-18.8 23 8.1 4.9-12.9 14 6.8 3.7-12.2 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9
Wayne 134 90 59.1 46.5-70.7 18 14.0 8.2-22.9 11 7.6 3.8-14.8 11 15.8 6.9-32.4 4 3.4 1.0-10.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,846 1,390 68.2 64.6-71.6 178 12.7 10.4-15.3 84 6.0 4.0- 8.8 135 9.6 7.5-12.3 59 3.6 2.5- 5.2
Piedmont 3,167 2,484 70.1 67.3-72.7 252 12.1 10.2-14.3 157 5.8 4.7- 7.1 191 8.9 7.0-11.1 83 3.1 2.3- 4.2
Western NC 1,063 855 74.2 69.7-78.2 76 9.5 7.1-12.6 43 4.1 2.8- 5.9 66 8.9 6.5-12.1 23 3.4 1.5- 7.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 750 610 74.9 69.9-79.3 51 9.5 6.7-13.3 28 3.7 2.4- 5.8 47 9.7 6.7-14.0 14 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Northwest 1,175 905 69.6 64.9-73.8 96 12.4 9.0-16.7 57 5.0 3.6- 6.9 79 8.7 6.5-11.5 38 4.4 2.6- 7.5
Charlotte 883 683 71.5 67.1-75.4 65 10.6 7.9-14.0 47 6.1 4.4- 8.3 57 8.0 5.7-11.1 31 3.9 2.4- 6.2
Greensboro 722 597 73.2 67.1-78.5 53 12.7 8.8-17.9 26 3.3 2.0- 5.6 36 9.0 5.6-14.1 10 1.8 0.8- 4.1
Southern Regional 487 380 69.7 62.8-75.8 49 14.3 9.9-20.2 17 3.2 1.8- 5.5 29 10.8 6.5-17.5 12 2.0 1.0- 3.8
Coastal 358 285 75.1 68.0-81.0 26 11.5 7.1-18.2 8 3.1 1.5- 6.3 24 4.6 3.0- 7.2 15 5.7 3.1-10.5
Wake 805 620 69.2 63.5-74.4 73 12.0 8.7-16.3 52 7.6 5.3-10.8 42 8.2 4.7-13.9 18 3.0 1.5- 5.7
Area L 130 91 61.7 49.1-73.0 8 8.1 3.6-17.2 10 6.2 3.0-12.1 14 15.4 7.7-28.3 7 8.6 2.9-23.2
Eastern 766 558 63.2 57.0-69.0 85 13.9 10.3-18.5 39 9.0 4.8-16.4 64 11.6 8.5-15.8 20 2.3 1.4- 3.8

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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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