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2009 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 13,008 11,912 87.2 85.9-88.4 1,096 12.8 11.6-14.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 349 326 85.7 72.2-93.3 23 14.3 6.7-27.8
Buncombe 391 358 86.0 79.8-90.5 33 14.0 9.5-20.2
Cabarrus 344 312 87.4 81.3-91.7 32 12.6 8.3-18.7
Catawba 359 327 86.3 80.5-90.5 32 13.7 9.5-19.5
Cumberland 378 337 85.3 78.8-90.0 41 14.7 10.0-21.2
Davidson 404 373 89.8 84.7-93.3 31 10.2 6.7-15.3
Durham 407 366 84.3 77.4-89.3 41 15.7 10.7-22.6
Forsyth 378 347 90.5 86.2-93.6 31 9.5 6.4-13.8
Gaston 348 313 85.7 79.4-90.4 35 14.3 9.6-20.6
Guilford 421 382 89.7 84.9-93.1 39 10.3 6.9-15.1
Iredell 428 384 87.2 81.9-91.1 44 12.8 8.9-18.1
Johnston 363 336 87.0 78.5-92.4 27 13.0 7.6-21.5
Mecklenburg 601 535 84.3 78.8-88.6 66 15.7 11.4-21.2
New Hanover 404 347 75.9 67.7-82.5 57 24.1 17.5-32.3
Onslow 380 337 81.5 74.8-86.8 43 18.5 13.2-25.2
Orange 362 335 92.0 88.0-94.8 27 8.0 5.2-12.0
Pitt 361 330 88.7 82.3-93.0 31 11.3 7.0-17.7
Randolph 348 328 92.1 87.1-95.3 20 7.9 4.7-12.9
Robeson 371 352 91.4 85.8-94.9 19 8.6 5.1-14.2
Rowan 430 394 88.4 81.2-93.1 36 11.6 6.9-18.8
Union 361 324 85.0 77.1-90.5 37 15.0 9.5-22.9
Wake 589 523 84.8 79.5-88.9 66 15.2 11.1-20.5
Wayne 380 357 89.4 83.0-93.5 23 10.6 6.5-17.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,591 3,274 85.8 82.8-88.3 317 14.2 11.7-17.2
Piedmont 6,644 6,043 87.1 85.4-88.6 601 12.9 11.4-14.6
Western NC 2,773 2,595 90.5 88.5-92.2 178 9.5 7.8-11.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,891 1,761 88.5 85.7-90.8 130 11.5 9.2-14.3
Northwest 2,957 2,729 89.9 87.8-91.7 228 10.1 8.3-12.2
Charlotte 1,773 1,594 85.2 81.5-88.2 179 14.8 11.8-18.5
Greensboro 1,616 1,489 87.4 83.4-90.6 127 12.6 9.4-16.6
Southern Regional 1,170 1,081 89.3 85.7-92.0 89 10.7 8.0-14.3
Coastal 564 494 85.8 80.2-90.1 70 14.2 9.9-19.8
Wake 1,479 1,340 87.0 83.7-89.6 139 13.0 10.4-16.3
Area L 138 126 81.5 64.6-91.4 12 18.5 8.6-35.4
Eastern 1,420 1,298 85.6 80.3-89.6 122 14.4 10.4-19.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
1=Yes = Respondents who report they did not drink in the past 30 days and who did not have five or more drinks on an occasion.
No = Respondents who report they did drink in the past 30 days and had five or more drinks on one or more occasions in the past 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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