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2009 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 5,270 48 0.9 0.6- 1.4 1,544 29.6 27.6-31.7 1,542 31.4 29.3-33.7 1,610 29.9 27.9-32.0 526 8.2 7.1- 9.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 131 0 0.0 . - . 43 32.9 20.4-48.5 36 35.7 20.5-54.5 34 23.2 13.9-36.3 18 8.1 4.6-14.0
Buncombe 178 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 44 25.8 18.5-34.8 48 30.0 22.3-39.0 61 34.1 26.2-43.1 24 9.8 6.3-14.9
Cabarrus 137 0 0.0 . - . 51 40.6 30.5-51.6 48 36.3 26.6-47.3 33 21.7 15.0-30.4 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6
Catawba 139 3 2.9 0.8- 9.3 38 23.3 16.0-32.7 48 34.7 24.7-46.1 40 25.8 17.9-35.8 10 13.3 4.0-36.2
Cumberland 147 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 57 35.9 26.8-46.2 38 22.5 15.5-31.5 41 33.2 23.4-44.7 9 7.8 3.0-19.0
Davidson 137 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 45 34.5 25.1-45.4 43 34.9 24.8-46.4 37 26.3 18.1-36.6 11 3.8 1.9- 7.4
Durham 209 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 56 27.2 19.8-36.2 57 25.8 19.0-34.1 69 36.3 27.5-46.2 25 10.1 5.4-18.2
Forsyth 170 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 46 32.0 23.3-42.3 54 30.3 22.6-39.3 50 29.5 20.7-40.1 19 7.7 4.6-12.8
Gaston 122 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 34 25.2 17.0-35.7 39 39.5 28.1-52.2 32 26.4 17.7-37.3 14 8.0 4.4-14.0
Guilford 196 0 0.0 . - . 70 39.1 30.0-48.9 52 25.3 18.2-34.0 57 30.0 21.8-39.8 17 5.7 3.0-10.3
Iredell 179 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 53 35.4 24.9-47.6 49 22.9 16.4-31.1 66 37.8 28.5-48.1 10 3.7 1.8- 7.4
Johnston 130 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4 41 33.4 22.3-46.7 43 37.8 25.2-52.2 40 25.3 16.8-36.4 4 2.9 1.0- 8.1
Mecklenburg 349 2 0.7 0.1- 3.0 89 26.4 20.8-33.0 107 31.8 25.2-39.2 123 36.1 29.7-43.1 28 4.9 3.2- 7.4
New Hanover 225 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 42 17.9 11.2-27.4 65 31.8 22.9-42.3 87 42.0 32.5-52.1 30 7.3 4.8-10.8
Onslow 170 2 2.1 0.4-10.5 67 44.3 34.9-54.2 42 20.6 14.9-27.9 42 25.2 18.3-33.8 17 7.7 4.4-12.9
Orange 219 0 0.0 . - . 44 21.7 15.5-29.4 64 32.1 25.0-40.3 90 38.9 31.3-47.2 21 7.2 4.4-11.7
Pitt 129 0 0.0 . - . 32 29.6 19.7-41.7 42 35.6 25.0-47.7 45 28.5 20.1-38.7 10 6.4 3.1-12.6
Randolph 107 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 40 41.6 29.8-54.4 34 34.1 23.2-47.0 25 18.4 11.2-28.8 7 5.7 2.3-13.2
Robeson 76 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 26 44.4 29.4-60.4 27 27.9 17.5-41.4 20 24.4 14.4-38.2 2 2.5 0.6- 9.8
Rowan 151 5 2.4 0.8- 7.2 48 32.8 23.8-43.3 48 32.8 23.9-43.1 30 23.7 13.3-38.8 20 8.2 5.1-13.1
Union 168 4 3.2 0.8-11.9 54 27.4 20.1-36.2 54 36.2 26.0-47.7 48 30.4 21.7-40.8 8 2.8 1.3- 5.8
Wake 353 5 1.2 0.4- 3.6 94 24.9 19.8-30.9 108 34.0 27.8-40.8 119 34.3 27.8-41.4 27 5.6 3.4- 9.2
Wayne 99 0 0.0 . - . 36 39.5 27.2-53.2 32 27.8 17.6-41.1 23 22.8 14.0-34.8 8 9.9 4.1-22.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,303 12 1.1 0.5- 2.4 406 30.6 26.4-35.2 388 30.6 25.8-35.8 380 27.7 23.6-32.2 117 10.0 7.2-13.7
Piedmont 2,950 29 0.9 0.5- 1.5 848 28.8 26.4-31.4 896 32.8 30.0-35.6 906 30.6 28.0-33.3 271 7.0 5.8- 8.4
Western NC 1,017 7 0.8 0.3- 2.3 290 31.6 26.4-37.4 258 26.0 22.0-30.6 324 31.3 27.2-35.7 138 10.3 8.4-12.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 735 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5 195 27.5 23.2-32.2 192 27.1 22.9-31.8 235 33.4 28.8-38.3 108 11.5 9.3-14.2
Northwest 1,081 13 1.0 0.5- 2.1 332 34.2 29.1-39.6 318 29.7 25.6-34.2 316 27.3 23.4-31.6 102 7.8 5.5-10.8
Charlotte 810 10 1.4 0.6- 3.6 238 27.5 23.4-32.0 258 33.8 28.8-39.3 243 31.2 26.6-36.2 61 6.0 4.1- 8.8
Greensboro 716 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 206 31.3 25.9-37.3 202 31.0 25.3-37.3 228 29.9 24.1-36.4 79 7.8 5.7-10.8
Southern Regional 359 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 139 40.5 32.6-49.0 105 24.4 18.6-31.3 89 27.1 20.3-35.1 23 7.6 4.3-13.3
Coastal 291 2 2.2 0.5- 9.8 59 22.5 14.8-32.7 84 32.6 24.2-42.4 107 32.0 24.5-40.6 39 10.7 6.2-17.7
Wake 732 9 0.9 0.3- 2.2 201 26.0 22.0-30.5 224 35.1 30.0-40.5 240 32.1 27.3-37.2 58 6.0 4.1- 8.6
Area L 46 1 0.6 0.1- 4.6 15 27.4 14.5-45.8 13 38.0 18.1-63.1 13 23.2 11.8-40.5 4 10.7 3.3-29.5
Eastern 500 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1 159 28.9 22.2-36.6 146 28.8 21.8-36.9 139 27.3 20.0-36.0 52 13.8 8.5-21.7

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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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