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2009 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 5,215 4,119 71.2 68.8-73.5 398 10.4 8.9-12.0 257 6.6 5.2- 8.2 309 8.6 7.0-10.5 132 3.3 2.5- 4.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 131 108 70.6 49.9-85.2 8 16.3 4.7-43.7 5 6.0 1.4-21.8 6 4.0 1.6- 9.5 4 3.1 0.9-10.3
Buncombe 177 144 71.9 61.6-80.3 13 10.8 5.6-20.0 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3 12 11.2 6.0-19.9 3 3.9 1.1-13.3
Cabarrus 139 107 72.1 61.2-81.0 13 11.4 6.1-20.4 11 10.3 4.7-21.2 5 3.6 1.4- 8.6 3 2.5 0.8- 7.8
Catawba 136 104 65.8 55.0-75.2 13 12.4 7.0-21.0 6 7.6 3.2-17.0 10 11.5 5.5-22.3 3 2.8 0.9- 8.5
Cumberland 145 104 66.8 55.4-76.6 12 9.5 4.5-18.8 11 8.6 4.0-17.3 14 12.6 6.2-24.1 4 2.5 0.8- 7.4
Davidson 137 106 74.5 63.6-82.9 11 10.5 4.7-21.6 6 4.4 1.8-10.0 12 10.0 5.4-17.6 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
Durham 206 165 70.4 59.9-79.1 15 6.9 3.8-12.1 10 9.8 4.5-20.1 12 10.9 5.4-20.9 4 2.1 0.7- 6.2
Forsyth 170 139 80.5 72.2-86.7 11 6.8 3.3-13.4 5 2.5 1.0- 6.1 11 7.8 4.2-14.1 4 2.5 0.9- 7.0
Gaston 121 86 67.8 55.9-77.8 11 9.7 4.6-19.1 8 7.4 3.4-15.4 10 11.0 4.9-22.7 6 4.2 1.7- 9.8
Guilford 196 157 79.7 71.3-86.1 15 8.7 4.5-16.1 9 5.0 2.1-11.3 11 4.9 2.6- 9.1 4 1.7 0.5- 5.6
Iredell 177 133 73.0 63.1-81.0 19 10.0 6.0-16.3 11 8.0 3.3-18.0 10 6.1 3.1-11.7 4 2.9 1.0- 8.0
Johnston 128 101 72.6 58.0-83.6 8 6.3 3.0-12.9 5 5.0 1.2-18.3 10 13.6 5.4-30.2 4 2.5 0.9- 6.9
Mecklenburg 345 279 73.3 65.3-80.0 25 10.5 6.6-16.4 19 6.4 3.8-10.6 16 7.8 3.4-16.9 6 2.0 0.8- 4.8
New Hanover 219 162 58.6 47.7-68.7 15 10.3 5.6-18.0 16 11.0 5.6-20.4 18 10.2 5.7-17.6 8 10.0 3.9-23.4
Onslow 167 124 61.5 51.0-71.0 20 20.5 12.5-31.6 8 8.3 3.6-17.8 7 4.3 1.9- 9.2 8 5.6 2.6-11.5
Orange 220 193 86.3 79.9-91.0 14 7.5 4.1-13.3 9 4.4 2.2- 8.7 4 1.8 0.6- 5.3 0 0.0 . - .
Pitt 124 93 70.1 57.1-80.5 14 9.7 5.2-17.3 5 9.4 2.9-26.4 7 7.3 2.9-17.0 5 3.5 1.3- 8.8
Randolph 105 85 76.8 64.6-85.8 4 5.9 2.0-15.9 8 9.1 4.2-18.6 5 5.5 1.6-17.0 3 2.7 0.9- 8.4
Robeson 75 56 71.0 55.8-82.6 3 4.9 1.1-18.8 7 11.9 4.8-26.5 7 8.5 3.7-18.3 2 3.8 0.9-14.5
Rowan 147 111 68.9 54.9-80.2 14 8.7 4.7-15.4 9 6.4 2.9-13.4 9 10.2 2.9-29.7 4 5.9 1.4-22.1
Union 163 126 70.2 57.8-80.2 19 18.6 9.6-32.9 7 4.5 1.9-10.0 9 5.1 2.5-10.1 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8
Wake 346 280 74.2 66.5-80.6 28 10.1 6.5-15.1 13 3.6 1.8- 7.1 18 9.9 5.1-18.4 7 2.2 1.0- 4.9
Wayne 101 78 68.5 54.4-79.8 7 9.4 4.2-19.7 3 3.8 1.1-11.6 10 16.5 7.6-31.9 3 1.9 0.5- 6.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,286 969 64.3 58.7-69.6 108 10.5 7.9-13.8 71 9.0 5.5-14.5 95 11.7 8.1-16.6 43 4.5 2.7- 7.2
Piedmont 2,922 2,321 73.1 70.1-75.9 236 10.7 8.8-12.9 144 5.9 4.5- 7.5 155 7.5 5.7- 9.9 66 2.9 2.1- 4.0
Western NC 1,007 829 76.1 71.5-80.1 54 8.4 5.9-11.8 42 5.1 3.2- 8.0 59 7.4 5.3-10.1 23 3.0 1.7- 5.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 726 596 73.0 67.5-77.9 38 8.9 5.9-13.4 30 5.8 3.3- 9.9 44 8.7 6.0-12.4 18 3.6 1.9- 6.7
Northwest 1,070 842 75.4 70.7-79.5 89 10.5 7.4-14.8 49 4.3 3.0- 6.1 67 6.9 5.0- 9.3 23 3.0 1.7- 5.3
Charlotte 802 623 70.3 64.3-75.6 70 11.8 8.3-16.5 47 6.2 4.4- 8.9 42 8.1 4.5-14.2 20 3.6 1.9- 6.6
Greensboro 714 587 72.3 65.1-78.5 46 11.5 7.1-18.0 36 9.2 5.1-16.0 30 4.8 3.0- 7.7 15 2.2 1.2- 4.0
Southern Regional 361 272 71.1 63.1-78.0 25 8.1 4.8-13.4 25 9.3 5.1-16.4 30 8.9 5.1-15.1 9 2.6 1.2- 5.3
Coastal 285 215 66.1 56.2-74.8 22 11.9 6.6-20.5 19 7.1 3.7-13.0 18 5.2 2.9- 9.3 11 9.7 4.7-19.1
Wake 721 582 74.8 69.4-79.6 54 8.7 6.2-12.0 28 4.4 2.7- 7.1 41 9.9 6.3-15.2 16 2.2 1.2- 3.9
Area L 44 32 53.6 31.2-74.7 3 8.8 2.2-29.6 2 18.0 3.2-59.4 5 14.6 5.2-34.8 2 5.0 1.2-18.5
Eastern 492 370 63.8 54.2-72.5 51 12.1 8.0-18.0 21 6.4 3.3-12.1 32 14.2 7.3-26.0 18 3.5 1.1-10.4

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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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