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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Binge Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,624 14,277 87.1 86.1-88.1 1,347 12.9 11.9-13.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 367 94.0 90.6-96.3 22 6.0 3.7- 9.4
Buncombe 341 310 86.4 80.2-90.9 31 13.6 9.1-19.8
Cabarrus 366 335 87.4 80.4-92.2 31 12.6 7.8-19.6
Catawba 442 403 86.9 81.1-91.1 39 13.1 8.9-18.9
Cumberland 468 433 91.0 86.6-94.1 35 9.0 5.9-13.4
Davidson 404 377 91.7 87.0-94.7 27 8.3 5.3-13.0
Durham 389 351 86.2 79.4-91.0 38 13.8 9.0-20.6
Forsyth 405 362 85.9 80.3-90.2 43 14.1 9.8-19.7
Gaston 406 370 85.9 79.0-90.7 36 14.1 9.3-21.0
Guilford 415 386 89.5 84.0-93.3 29 10.5 6.7-16.0
Iredell 421 372 84.6 79.1-88.8 49 15.4 11.2-20.9
Johnston 464 419 87.5 81.7-91.6 45 12.5 8.4-18.3
Mecklenburg 658 578 85.0 81.2-88.2 80 15.0 11.8-18.8
New Hanover 364 322 84.3 78.0-89.1 42 15.7 10.9-22.0
Onslow 406 344 75.9 68.7-81.9 62 24.1 18.1-31.3
Orange 376 350 86.7 76.7-92.8 26 13.3 7.2-23.3
Pitt 390 355 88.7 83.1-92.5 35 11.3 7.5-16.9
Randolph 394 364 86.0 78.4-91.2 30 14.0 8.8-21.6
Robeson 395 374 90.0 83.7-94.0 21 10.0 6.0-16.3
Rowan 436 407 89.6 83.9-93.5 29 10.4 6.5-16.1
Union 404 363 87.8 82.7-91.5 41 12.2 8.5-17.3
Wake 579 507 83.6 78.9-87.5 72 16.4 12.5-21.1
Wayne 442 398 84.7 77.8-89.8 44 15.3 10.2-22.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,243 4,787 87.6 85.8-89.1 456 12.4 10.9-14.2
Piedmont 7,497 6,814 86.4 84.9-87.7 683 13.6 12.3-15.1
Western NC 2,884 2,676 89.5 87.4-91.3 208 10.5 8.7-12.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,891 1,751 88.7 86.2-90.9 140 11.3 9.1-13.8
Northwest 3,267 2,997 88.0 85.8-89.9 270 12.0 10.1-14.2
Charlotte 2,064 1,864 87.4 85.1-89.3 200 12.6 10.7-14.9
Greensboro 1,793 1,668 89.1 86.2-91.5 125 10.9 8.5-13.8
Southern Regional 1,525 1,418 88.4 85.1-91.0 107 11.6 9.0-14.9
Coastal 765 692 88.5 84.8-91.4 73 11.5 8.6-15.2
Wake 1,698 1,513 84.1 80.5-87.1 185 15.9 12.9-19.5
Area L 470 431 87.4 81.4-91.7 39 12.6 8.3-18.6
Eastern 2,151 1,943 85.3 82.0-88.0 208 14.7 12.0-18.0

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Binge drinkers (males having five or more drinks on one occasion, females having four or more drinks on one occasion).

^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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