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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, what is the largest number of drinks you had on any occasion?*

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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 5,091 1,475 23.2 21.5-25.0 1,542 27.0 25.1-28.9 856 17.0 15.3-18.8 394 9.4 8.0-10.9 824 23.5 21.2-25.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 129 38 22.5 13.6-34.9 40 20.3 12.8-30.6 22 22.9 11.7-40.0 11 7.0 3.3-14.3 18 27.3 12.7-49.0
Buncombe 175 48 21.8 15.4-30.0 53 25.1 18.5-33.0 36 22.1 15.4-30.6 14 9.3 5.0-16.7 24 21.7 14.1-31.9
Cabarrus 135 42 29.9 20.8-41.0 45 27.9 20.0-37.6 14 11.4 6.0-20.7 9 6.6 3.1-13.4 25 24.2 15.5-35.6
Catawba 134 43 22.5 15.6-31.3 42 24.8 17.1-34.6 18 20.4 9.2-39.5 6 4.5 1.8-11.1 25 27.7 18.3-39.7
Cumberland 141 40 22.8 15.8-31.6 34 25.1 17.1-35.4 30 17.3 11.4-25.2 8 6.8 3.3-13.4 29 28.1 18.5-40.2
Davidson 134 38 25.9 17.2-37.2 47 33.8 24.8-44.1 13 8.6 4.0-17.2 14 10.8 5.1-21.5 22 20.9 13.0-32.0
Durham 202 59 22.7 16.5-30.3 64 31.0 23.0-40.2 28 9.4 6.1-14.2 19 17.0 9.6-28.3 32 19.9 13.4-28.6
Forsyth 168 53 27.9 20.3-37.1 45 23.9 16.1-33.9 30 21.4 13.8-31.6 16 10.9 5.5-20.3 24 16.0 10.3-23.9
Gaston 116 25 18.4 11.3-28.6 33 32.7 21.8-45.9 23 16.9 10.6-26.0 8 6.5 2.5-15.9 27 25.4 16.3-37.3
Guilford 191 55 24.5 17.1-33.7 50 28.2 20.5-37.3 38 19.9 12.6-29.9 19 9.8 5.8-16.2 29 17.7 11.3-26.5
Iredell 172 59 30.1 20.0-42.5 39 22.3 15.3-31.3 29 16.0 10.4-23.8 12 8.4 4.1-16.3 33 23.3 15.6-33.2
Johnston 124 39 27.0 16.9-40.3 37 26.8 16.4-40.5 13 10.1 5.1-18.9 14 10.8 5.8-19.1 21 25.4 14.4-40.7
Mecklenburg 335 85 21.9 17.1-27.7 111 28.8 23.0-35.4 60 14.9 11.2-19.5 34 12.3 8.4-17.8 45 22.1 15.4-30.6
New Hanover 208 47 12.3 8.7-17.1 68 26.2 18.4-35.8 40 17.2 11.8-24.4 20 16.2 8.8-27.7 33 28.1 18.5-40.3
Onslow 166 46 24.5 17.4-33.3 45 20.5 14.8-27.5 27 14.2 9.4-21.0 13 7.1 3.9-12.5 35 33.8 24.4-44.6
Orange 213 52 21.4 15.3-29.1 85 37.1 29.6-45.2 46 27.1 20.0-35.7 13 5.7 3.1-10.1 17 8.7 5.1-14.5
Pitt 122 45 35.3 24.8-47.5 24 15.7 10.0-23.9 21 18.1 11.2-28.0 6 2.8 1.2- 6.4 26 28.0 17.6-41.5
Randolph 105 38 28.3 19.3-39.3 31 33.1 21.7-46.9 11 9.5 4.8-18.1 10 9.6 4.2-20.4 15 19.5 11.1-32.0
Robeson 72 21 20.7 11.8-33.8 18 22.0 12.4-36.0 14 26.6 13.5-45.7 0 0.0 . - . 19 30.7 18.5-46.4
Rowan 143 48 32.2 23.0-43.0 38 23.5 16.3-32.7 16 10.0 5.8-16.7 12 7.8 4.0-14.4 29 26.5 15.5-41.6
Union 160 40 26.0 17.5-36.8 52 25.2 18.3-33.7 26 15.6 10.0-23.4 13 14.0 5.8-30.0 29 19.2 12.9-27.6
Wake 345 81 19.2 15.0-24.2 114 30.0 24.2-36.7 70 18.5 14.3-23.7 25 9.6 6.2-14.5 55 22.7 16.4-30.5
Wayne 93 28 29.8 18.5-44.3 26 22.7 13.8-34.9 16 12.9 7.3-21.7 8 9.4 4.3-19.2 15 25.2 14.3-40.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,240 353 21.0 17.8-24.6 358 26.7 22.7-31.0 208 15.8 12.3-20.2 88 7.5 5.4-10.2 233 29.0 23.9-34.7
Piedmont 2,858 803 23.6 21.4-25.9 893 27.6 25.3-30.1 471 17.1 15.0-19.4 237 9.9 8.3-11.7 454 21.8 19.1-24.8
Western NC 993 319 25.7 22.2-29.6 291 24.2 20.8-28.0 177 18.7 15.5-22.4 69 10.4 5.8-17.8 137 21.0 16.7-26.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 715 231 24.6 21.0-28.7 216 26.2 22.3-30.6 121 18.9 15.3-23.2 50 8.4 5.8-11.9 97 21.8 17.1-27.4
Northwest 1,049 336 27.4 23.6-31.6 292 24.4 20.7-28.5 163 16.3 13.0-20.2 82 10.5 6.5-16.4 176 21.5 17.2-26.4
Charlotte 779 205 24.4 20.4-28.8 250 27.9 23.7-32.4 126 13.8 11.2-16.8 65 9.9 7.2-13.5 133 24.1 18.8-30.3
Greensboro 698 188 20.7 16.4-25.8 231 28.0 23.2-33.3 128 18.5 14.0-24.0 61 10.9 7.6-15.5 90 21.9 15.8-29.5
Southern Regional 350 95 22.1 15.8-30.0 100 28.8 21.9-36.9 68 18.5 13.3-25.1 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6 72 26.2 19.4-34.5
Coastal 270 69 19.2 13.6-26.6 86 26.7 19.6-35.2 50 16.3 11.0-23.7 22 11.6 6.2-20.6 43 26.2 18.1-36.3
Wake 711 196 22.1 18.6-26.2 224 28.0 23.7-32.8 118 18.8 14.6-23.9 61 10.3 7.6-13.9 112 20.7 16.2-26.1
Area L 42 11 14.3 6.8-27.6 10 22.0 10.3-41.0 7 14.1 5.8-30.2 4 6.6 2.3-17.9 10 42.9 21.4-67.5
Eastern 477 144 24.0 18.2-30.9 133 26.7 20.5-34.0 75 16.4 9.6-26.7 34 7.0 3.7-12.7 91 25.9 18.7-34.7

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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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