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2009 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 5,188 2,488 40.8 38.6-43.0 1,623 30.6 28.6-32.7 535 12.1 10.7-13.7 203 4.9 3.8- 6.3 339 11.6 9.7-13.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 131 61 32.3 21.3-45.7 41 38.8 23.3-57.0 17 16.6 8.3-30.6 8 9.4 3.4-23.7 4 2.8 0.7-10.2
Buncombe 175 86 42.2 33.6-51.3 59 31.8 24.1-40.7 19 16.0 9.7-25.3 2 2.5 0.6-10.3 9 7.5 3.6-15.0
Cabarrus 138 73 48.4 37.9-59.1 37 24.7 17.0-34.4 12 10.9 5.8-19.7 9 7.1 3.4-14.3 7 8.8 3.6-20.2
Catawba 135 62 32.1 23.3-42.4 44 31.8 22.6-42.6 11 8.2 4.2-15.3 5 4.5 1.7-11.6 13 23.4 11.4-42.0
Cumberland 142 59 36.4 26.8-47.1 42 34.0 24.6-44.9 19 10.2 6.1-16.5 6 3.6 1.5- 8.6 16 15.8 8.3-28.0
Davidson 138 55 32.9 23.7-43.7 55 42.5 32.3-53.4 11 7.1 3.6-13.4 7 7.2 2.5-18.7 10 10.3 5.1-19.7
Durham 204 107 43.9 35.3-53.0 59 30.0 22.3-39.1 22 13.7 8.5-21.3 8 6.8 2.6-16.7 8 5.6 2.3-12.9
Forsyth 170 85 39.3 30.7-48.6 56 33.1 24.1-43.4 15 16.6 9.1-28.5 4 2.5 0.9- 7.3 10 8.4 4.2-16.1
Gaston 116 44 32.4 22.9-43.6 40 36.1 24.9-49.0 17 15.3 8.7-25.5 3 2.4 0.8- 7.5 12 13.8 6.8-25.8
Guilford 196 100 46.5 37.3-56.1 59 31.5 22.9-41.5 18 8.9 5.0-15.4 8 6.7 2.8-15.2 11 6.4 3.1-12.5
Iredell 178 87 43.1 32.6-54.2 52 28.3 20.6-37.5 15 12.6 6.6-22.9 11 6.1 3.2-11.5 13 9.9 5.5-17.0
Johnston 127 55 33.7 22.9-46.6 43 37.5 25.7-50.9 11 11.9 5.7-23.4 7 3.7 1.5- 8.6 11 13.2 5.2-29.8
Mecklenburg 346 159 41.6 34.9-48.6 129 36.2 29.9-42.9 28 8.2 5.4-12.1 12 3.5 1.8- 6.9 18 10.5 5.5-19.4
New Hanover 218 101 29.1 22.3-37.0 72 37.0 27.6-47.5 27 13.3 8.3-20.7 8 7.0 2.7-16.9 10 13.6 6.1-27.5
Onslow 167 73 36.0 27.8-45.2 54 30.8 22.6-40.4 18 13.2 7.7-21.8 11 8.9 4.8-16.0 11 11.0 5.6-20.4
Orange 220 125 50.9 42.7-59.0 72 36.7 29.1-45.1 16 9.1 5.2-15.3 4 2.5 0.9- 6.6 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6
Pitt 125 64 45.0 33.9-56.6 39 32.7 23.0-44.1 7 4.3 1.9- 9.4 7 5.2 2.2-11.7 8 12.9 5.2-28.4
Randolph 104 50 33.3 23.6-44.5 33 39.4 27.3-53.0 8 10.8 4.7-23.0 3 4.0 1.1-13.6 10 12.6 6.1-24.2
Robeson 73 29 31.5 19.3-47.1 22 28.5 17.2-43.2 9 20.3 8.9-40.0 2 2.3 0.5- 8.8 11 17.4 8.5-32.6
Rowan 146 71 44.6 33.9-55.8 34 20.0 13.6-28.4 16 7.4 4.3-12.5 10 7.1 3.5-13.8 15 20.9 10.4-37.6
Union 162 74 41.3 31.5-51.9 56 30.3 22.4-39.6 19 14.7 9.1-23.0 7 9.5 2.7-28.4 6 4.2 1.8- 9.5
Wake 347 167 42.8 36.4-49.5 120 33.1 27.0-39.9 33 11.9 8.1-17.3 9 2.0 1.0- 4.2 18 10.2 5.3-18.7
Wayne 101 51 46.8 34.1-59.9 23 18.0 10.9-28.2 12 16.9 9.1-29.3 4 3.7 1.2-10.8 11 14.6 6.7-29.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,277 580 37.7 33.2-42.4 395 29.7 25.5-34.4 135 10.4 8.0-13.4 60 4.7 3.2- 7.0 107 17.4 12.7-23.3
Piedmont 2,915 1,408 41.9 39.2-44.7 937 31.4 28.8-34.1 279 11.9 10.1-13.9 115 4.7 3.5- 6.4 176 10.1 8.0-12.7
Western NC 996 500 41.0 36.4-45.8 291 28.1 24.3-32.2 121 17.4 13.5-22.2 28 6.5 2.6-15.4 56 7.0 5.0- 9.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 719 366 41.9 37.2-46.8 216 29.9 25.6-34.5 80 17.5 13.2-22.8 16 3.8 2.0- 7.0 41 6.9 4.7-10.1
Northwest 1,067 508 39.7 35.2-44.5 320 28.3 24.4-32.5 110 12.6 9.3-16.8 49 6.1 3.0-12.2 80 13.2 9.5-18.2
Charlotte 796 366 41.5 36.5-46.7 270 31.7 27.3-36.3 79 10.2 7.8-13.3 32 4.5 2.7- 7.3 49 12.2 7.9-18.3
Greensboro 712 357 40.9 35.0-47.0 229 34.4 28.4-40.9 67 11.1 7.8-15.4 28 8.7 4.6-15.7 31 5.0 3.1- 7.9
Southern Regional 354 151 39.3 31.6-47.6 108 31.2 24.2-39.2 44 11.7 7.8-17.2 14 2.9 1.5- 5.4 37 14.9 9.4-22.7
Coastal 282 135 37.7 29.3-46.9 89 29.1 21.7-37.8 33 11.2 6.7-18.2 9 4.8 2.0-10.8 16 17.3 9.2-30.0
Wake 720 352 41.4 36.6-46.4 231 32.2 27.4-37.4 74 14.6 11.0-19.2 24 2.7 1.6- 4.7 39 9.0 5.6-14.4
Area L 45 16 29.2 15.5-48.0 13 19.9 9.8-36.2 5 9.7 3.7-23.0 5 11.3 3.7-29.6 6 29.9 11.0-59.5
Eastern 493 237 45.1 36.9-53.5 147 28.1 20.6-36.9 43 8.4 4.7-14.5 26 4.0 2.4- 6.6 40 14.5 8.7-23.1

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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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